January 30, 2019
Josh Richards is among the 'Elite Eight' French horn players in all of Illinois.
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."