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Cedrick Leavell

Warren East Middle School and High School
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Cedrick Leavell is in his seventh year of working with the Warren East Band programs.  He is the Director of Bands at Warren East Middle School and the Assistant Director at Warren East High School.  Under his tenure, the Warren East Middle School Bands have received Proficient Ratings at the KMEA Bowling Green District Concert Band Festival.  Mr. Leavell has also overseen the creation of the Warren East Middle School Jazz Band and Warren East Middle/High School Indoor Percussion Ensembles.

Mr. Leavell has won several awards during his time at Warren East.  He was named the Third District Music Educator's Association Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011.  In March 2012, he received the Southeastern Colorguard Circuit Percussion Director's Award for his work with the Indoor Percussion Ensemble.

Mr. Leavell graduated from Western Kentucky with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in Fall of 2003 and is currently working on his Master's Degree in the Same Field.  While at WKU, he had the opportunity to study percussion under Dr. Christopher Norton and Dr. Mark Berry.

Mr. Leavell has worked as a percussion instructor at Todd County High School, Greenwood High School, and Warren Central High School, and has adjudicated percussion for local contests.  He also arranges indoor percussion programs for Russellville High School and Logan County High School, as well as composing indoor and outdoor marching programs for the Warren East Middle and High Schoos.  His concert band compositions have been premiered by the Warren East programs as well.  Cedrick also gives and offers private lessons in percussion performance to local area high schools and middle schools.

Mr. Leavell's hometown is Elkton, Kentucky and he graduated from Todd County Central High School in 1999.  However, he has lived in Texas and North Carolina.  When he is not teaching or composing, he enjoys watching TV, playing video games and being with his friends.  He now resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky.