Senior Flutist Lydia Richards has achieved a high musical honor. On Thursday, Dec. 5 Lydia auditioned for the South Central Iowa District Honor Band and received first chair in the 11-12 band. Other than All State, this is the most competitive high school audition. Lydia won her place competing with the schools in the Des Moines area and surrounding communities. This honor band will perform in concert at Ames High School on Jan. 11. Lydia studies with flute teacher Mary Peterson.