2020 OMEA PDC Performing Ensembles

2020 PDC Performing Ensembles as of July 17, 2019

Featured Performing Ensemble:
The Louisville Leopards


Diane 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”.

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Boardman High School Jazz Ensemble 1

Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale

Bowling Green State University Faculty Jazz

Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony

Cincinnati Junior Youth Wind Ensemble

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert Orchestra

“Divine Steel” Community Steel Drum Band

Kettering Fairmont High School “Eleventh Hour”

Fairfield High School Jazz Ensemble

Fairfield High School Wind Ensemble

Fillmore Wind Band

Kent State University Nova Jazz Singers

Kent State University Percussion Ensemble

Kings High School Symphonic Band

Lakota East High School Symphonic Winds

Lakota West High School Symphonic Winds

Little Miami Select Women’s Chorale

Mason Middle School Symphonic Winds

Miami East Jr. High Mixed Choir

Milford High School Wind Ensemble

Milford Jr. High School Percussion Ensemble

Ohio State University Men’s Glee Club

Ohio University Women’s Ensemble

Perrysburg High School Select Strings

Perrysburg Junior High String Ensemble

Princeton High School Jazz Ensemble

Southern Gateway Chorus

Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble

The Dublin Youth String Orchestra

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists

The University of Akron BassoonaRoo

The University of Akron Concert Choir

The University of Akron Wind Symphony

University of Dayton Faculty Brass Quintet

Upper Arlington Symphony Strings

Walnut Hills High School Senior Ensemble

Walnut Hills High School Jazz Ensemble

Wright State University Collegiate Chorale

Wright State University Saxophone Quartet

Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble