Louisville Leopard Percussionists presented with $10 thousand grant

Louisville Leopard Percussionists presented with $10 thousand grant
The Louisville Leopard Percussionists group has been given a big financial boost from cable TV network Ovation. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Louisville Leopard Percussionists group has been given a big financial boost from cable TV network Ovation.

Ovation, whose programming focuses on the arts, has given the percussionist group a $10 thousand grant in order to help fund future projects.

The Leopards are a nationally acclaimed performance ensemble comprised of children from grades 2 through 9, and reside from over 49 schools in and around the Louisville area.

They are currently housed at Spalding University, and the money will help pay for building rent and utilities, as well as travel funds for future concerts.

One of their most popular performances, a cover of the song ‘Crazy Train’, got attention and praise from rock star Ozzy Osbourne. Another video, a medley of Led Zeppelin songs titled ‘Zeppelin’, went viral back in 2015 after being shared on Facebook by Led Zeppelin guitarist and founder Jimmy Page.

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