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Louisville Leopard Percussionists

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Louisville Leopard Percussionists is a nationally acclaimed music group for children originating from Louisville, Kentucky. The group is a performing ensemble directed by Diane Downs of over 60 musicians ages 7-14. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano. They are mostly known for covering rock and roll songs, and were featured in a documentary called The Leopards Take Manhattan: The Little Band That Roared.

Stars Aligned Siblings

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Stars Aligned Siblings is an all-sibling string quartet ages 7, 10, 12, and 13. They are from San Francisco and have toured internationally.

Enjoy their lively performance of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music). 

Jake Shimabukuro

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Jake Shimabukuro is one of the best ukulele players in the world. “What the world needs now is more ukulele.” Here is his rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody by the rock band Queen!

Recorder Ensemble

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The Royal Wind Music is a Dutch recorder consort. Enjoy their lovely performance of a piece composed by John Dowland on many different sized recorders.