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Meet Our Honors All-State French Horn Player!

January 30, 2019

Josh Richards is among the 'Elite Eight' French horn players in all of Illinois.

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Fenwick Friars' French horn player extraordinaire Joshua Richards '20 has been named to the Illinois Music Education Association's Honors ALL-STATE Orchestra! A junior from Riverside, IL, Richards performed this past weekend at the All-State competition in Peoria.

"When students arrive in Peoria for the All-State weekend, all students re-audition," explains band instructor Andrew Thompson. "The best students are placed in a selective Honors All-State Orchestra, and the rest of the students are placed in the (Regular) All-State Orchestra. This means that there are basically two All-State Orchestras. Josh earned a spot in the Honors All-State orchestra, which theoretically makes him one of the top eight high school French horn players in Illinois."

Congratulations, Josh!

 

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