2020 OMEA PDC Performing Ensembles

Featured Performing Ensemble:
The Louisville Leopard Percussionists

DSC_0071-13MBDiane Downs founded the The Fabulous Leopard Percussionists in 1993, then in 2003 created The Louisville Leopard Percussionists for community kids. She earned a BA and MA in elementary education from Morehead State University and a Rank 1 from the University of Louisville in gifted education and jazz pedagogy. She is a consultant to numerous elementary percussion programs around the US. She was a public school teacher in JCPS for 28 years. The Leopards have presented at 4 Percussive Arts Society Conventions, 3 Jazz Education Network Conventions, The Midwest Clinic, The Atlanta Band & Orchestra Convention, and state music conventions in Florida, Indiana, and Kentucky. 
They have performed at at TEDx Convention, at the Duke Ellington Jazz Fest, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, on A&E’s Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, and are featured in the HBO documentary “The Leopards Take Manhattan”.

Louisville Leopard Percussionists

Boardman High School Jazz Ensemble 1


Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale

Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale

Bowling Green State University Faculty Jazz

Bowling Green State University Faculty Jazz

Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony

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Cincinnati Junior Youth Wind Ensemble

Soundcheck for CCM Prep Youth Wind Ensembles December 2019. Group Photo

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert Orchestra

CSYO Concert Orchestra

“Divine Steel” Community Steel Drum Band

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Kettering Fairmont High School “Eleventh Hour”

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Fairfield High School Jazz Ensemble

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Fairfield High School Wind Ensemble

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Fillmore Wind Band

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Kent State University Nova Jazz Singers

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Kent State University Percussion Ensemble

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Kings High School Symphonic Band

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Lakota East High School Symphonic Winds

Lakota East High School Symphonic Winds

Lakota West High School Symphonic Winds




Little Miami Select Women’s Chorale

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Mason Middle School Symphonic Winds

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Melodic Connections

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Miami East Jr. High Mixed Choir

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Milford High School Wind Ensemble

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Milford Jr. High School Percussion Ensemble

Milford JHS Percussion

Ohio State University Men’s Glee Club

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Ohio University Women’s Ensemble

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Perrysburg High School Select Strings

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Perrysburg Junior High String Ensemble

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Princeton High School Jazz Ensemble

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Southern Gateway Chorus

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Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble

Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble

The Dublin Youth String Orchestra

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The Louisville Leopard Percussionists

Louisville Leopard Percussionists

The University of Akron BassoonaRoo

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The University of Akron Concert Choir

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The University of Akron Wind Symphony

The University of Akron Wind Symphony

University of Dayton Faculty Brass Quintet

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Upper Arlington Symphony Strings

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Walnut Hills High School Senior Ensemble

Walnut Hills High School Senior Ensemble

Walnut Hills High School Jazz Ensemble

Walnut Hills Jazz Ensemble

Wright State University Collegiate Chorale

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Wright State University Saxophone Quartet

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Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble

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