Colby Garrard was selected to participate in the 2020 All-State Choir under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Palant from the University of Texas. Colby is a six time participant in the ILMEA District 5 Band & Choir at Eastern Illinois University from 2013-2020. He is a two time recipient of the coveted 1st Superior rating at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Solo & Ensemble Contest. Colby is also a member and currently serves as the president of the Tri-M National Honor Music Society, chapter 8170 at Richland County High School.
Mr. Garrard continues to be an active performer at both Richland County High School and Olney Central College. He has performed with the Marching Tigers, Honors Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, & musicals at Richland County High School. He has also performed in several musical productions at Olney Central College.
Colby represented RCHS in 2018 at the Lincoln Trail Band Festival in Casey, IL.
Kendra Jellison was selected to participate in the 2020 All-State Orchestra under the direction of Prof. Gary Lewis from the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder. Kendra also participated in the All-State Band in 2018 & 2019. Ms. Jellison is a five time participant in the ILMEA District 5 Bands & Orchestra from 2014-2020 at Eastern Illinois University. She is a six time recipient of the 1st Superior rating at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Solo & Ensemble Contest. She serves at the Vice President of the RCHS chapter of Tri-M National Honor Music Society.
Kendra Jellison has performed with the Marching Tigers (serving as a clarinetist and more recently as drum major), the Honors Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, & musicals at Richland County High School. She has performed with the Little Illini Conference Pep Band in 2018, 2019, & 2020. She has also performed in the orchestra pit for two RCHS musical productions in 2018 & 2019.
She represented RCHS in 2018 & 2019 at the Lincoln Trail Band Festival. Kendra earned scholarships to attend the Eastern Music Camp (EMC) in 2018 & 2019, and Smith Walbridge Clinics in 2019.