Watch These Kids Play a Perfect Cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” on Xylophone

What did your elementary school music program look like? Did you have a particularly passionate teacher who made the class incredibly memorable? Perhaps you were given an instrument that you had never seen before and were able to create amazing sounds with it. Whatever the answer, prepare to be humbled.

A Reddit post depicting a group of elementary-age children absolutely crushing a cover of Ozzy Osbourne's classic 1980 song “Crazy Train” recently went viral. In the video, a classroom of kids expertly play xylophones, drums, keyboards, and a single bass guitar. The result is incredible.  They even stay on beat for the entire song without the use of sheet music.

The video was originally published on YouTube in 2012.  At the time, the kids were 4th-6th graders participating in the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, which is a non-profit organization “offering extracurricular music opportunities to local children at little or no cost.” The program has been operating in the Louisville, Kentucky area since 1993, and it is clear that the kids are incredibly passionate about what they are doing. Their energy is truly infectious. Even Ozzy Osbourne took notice, saying, “Myself, my whole family, and my fans all loved your rendition of “Crazy Train.” Keep up the good work!” In 2018, a group of children participating in the program even had the chance to perform for Osbourne and his family.

Since the original video is over a decade old, one can only wonder what the kids featured in it are up to now. How many of them have decided to pursue music, either as a hobby or as a career? Judging by the amount of talent captured in the video, it isn't a stretch that say that any one of those kids could go as far as they want. As one Redditor said, “Amazing. That teacher changed every one of those kids' lives.”

A 2012 video of elementary-age children playing a perfect cover of Ozzy Osbourne's “Crazy Train” recently went viral.

Kiddos absolutely crush Ozzy Osbourne's “Crazy Train” xylophone-style
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Redditors were blown away by the kids' talent and passion.

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The kids were members of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a non-profit that has been operating since 1993 and continues to help children explore their musicality.

In 2018, the group even performed “Crazy Train” for Ozzy Osbourne and his family.

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists: Website | YouTube | Instagram
h/t: [Reddit]

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Sarah Currier

Sarah Currier is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Based in central Iowa, she is currently enrolled at Iowa State University and is working toward a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in English. She loves all things creative, and when she’s not writing, you can find her immersed in the worlds of television, film, and literature.
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