How to Join
Kids can join The Leopards right after 1st grade. The first step in becoming involved is to attend one of our summer camps. After camp, kids will have the opportunity to join our performing Leopards, Leopards Lite, or our Middle School Ensembles. Spots are limited.
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Louisville Leopard Percussionists (Grades 2-6)
This is our main performing ensemble for kids in grades 2-6. Members are added in 2nd and 3rd grade and continue in the group through 6th grade. Graduates of LLP can continue in our Steel Leopard Ensemble. This group practices twice a week.
Leopards Lite (Grades 2-5)
Leopards Lite is an expansion group of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists created by Brittany Lee in 2009. We had so many kids interested in the Leopard experience, we added Lite to our programs to allow more kids to participate. Leopards Lites is a less intense version of the Leopards which culminates with a performance on the LLP’s Big Gig each spring. Kids who join our Lite group first attend one of our summer camps held each July. This group practices one day a week.
Middle School Ensemble (Grades 6-8)
Our Middle School Ensemble began in 2017. After participating in a week of summer camp, camp attendees can join this ensemble. This group practices one day a week and performs on our BiG GiG each spring.
Steel Leopards (Grades 7-9)
After graduating from the main group of The Leopards, so many of our kids wanted to continue making music together that our Steel Leopards group was created. The group was founded in 2009 by Aaron Klausing and serves past members of the performing group of Leopards in 7th-9th grade. This group practices one day a week.
Studio Leopards (Grades 9-10)
We are so excited to introduce our newest group, The Studio Leopards. These are our oldest students, who are graduates from our Leopard programs. They are doing more behind-the-scenes work than any other group. Studio Leopards will teach our younger ensembles, develop projects, make live and studio recordings, learn part-writing and arranging, and even prepare their own music.