Ozzy Osbourne gives $10,000 to children’s percussion group
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ozzy Osbourne has donated $10,000 to a Kentucky children’s percussion group after watching a video of the students performing Osbourne’s signature hit, “Crazy Train.”
The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/1Eq6VU2 ) the rock star saw a YouTube video of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a group comprised of more than 60 students, aged 7-14.
The group is a community nonprofit organization funded by donations, performance revenue and album sales. The students come from 48 schools in the Louisville area and practice after school.
Founder Diane Downs uses a modular approach, teaching each student a specific part of a song.
The group has performed with My Morning Jacket, Dave Samuels, Louie Bellson and Ruben Alvarez.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com