Tri-M March Music Madness Bracket

Alexis Haigler, reporter

     When most people hear march madness they think basketball and placing bets, but this year North Harford is holding a different type of march madness, they are doing a march music madness against music decades.

     North Harford’s Tri-M club, an after school music club run by Mr. Wojciechowski, for music students that maintained at least a 4.0 GPA, is hosting the music bracket that can be found on North Harford school web page. 

     Each week there is a new vote being held, the first weeks answers are in with 60’s beating 40’s by 33 votes, 80’s beating 2000’s by 66 votes, and 90’s beating the 2010’s by 17 votes. For the week of March 8th the options are 60’s vs 80’s and 70’s vs 90’s.

     The student-run bracket was made by having the club students divide into groups and pick out some of the most popular and prominent songs from each decade and put them into playlists of four, for example, putting Whitney Houston’s top charting song, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” in the 80’s playlist.

      A Tri-M member Jessica Dudok spoke in telling that the inspiration came from March Madness and the widespread passion for that hoping to combine that with music and bring a little bit of musical fun into the school as well.

      Jessica also said she was hoping  the 70’s win, with songs like “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen, “Dancing Queen” by Abba, “More than a feeling” by Boston, and “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers.

     Many foreign language classes at North Harford do this in March such as Mrs. Buttitta’s spanish class that does a spanish song bracket. With some Tri-M students taking language classes this also helped spark the idea to do a decades music bracket for the school.

     Once the final voting has ended and a winner is chosen it will be revealed on the morning announcements as the most popular music decade of North Harford. Tri-M is hoping to continue the March Music Madness into future years, maybe with different themes and music.