Press Kit

Press Kit

“Ordinary kids transformed by an extraordinary musical experience since 1993”


The Louisville Leopard Percussionists, in brief

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists are a performing ensemble comprised of 60+ student musicians in grades 2-9, who reside in 33 different Louisville zip codes and attend 49 different schools in and around Louisville, Kentucky.

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive musical experience for children that enriches lives and builds community.

Our vision is for participants of diverse backgrounds to develop music appreciation, performance skills, proficiency on a variety of percussion instruments, and learn to improvise, compose, and teach music, and to care for their instruments. These skills build creativity and self-confidence and teach life-long values of personal discipline, cooperation, leadership, responsibility, and community.

Our People

Diane Downs is our founder and artistic director. Read more about Diane and the rest of our staff here.

Social Media

We are most active on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.



Louisville Leopard Percussionist “Overview” Brochure

Louisville Leopard Percussionist “Experience” Brochure


Louisville Leopard Percussionists Logo Files


Visit our YouTube channel or contact for HD-quality source files.


Louisville Leopard Percussionists Photos

Media Inquiries

All media inquiries should be made to