Rachel Leong

Rachel Leong

Pulse Percussion, POW Percussion, Great Oak High School

A native of Portland, Oregon, Rachel graduated in 2019 from Portland State University with a BS in Business Administration: Management and Leadership. Rachel recently moved to California to pursue career opportunities in management and consulting. Her performance experience includes the Oregon Crusaders (2013, 2014, 2016), Oregon Crusaders Indoor (2015, 2016, 2017), the Blue Stars (2018), and Pulse Percussion (2018, 2019). She specializes in viola and mallet percussion. Rachel currently teaches at Great Oak High School, POW Percussion, Gold DBC, and the Academy DBC. Rachel has also instructed or consulted for numerous high schools within the Northwest region since 2015. Rachel lives in Temecula, CA with her cat Monica and dog Honey.

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  • Most memorable Next-Level Performance

    Prelims for WGI 2019, the front ensemble pulled together and had an amazing run. It felt so good to be able to look at my friends next to me and see us all having a good time knowing that we were playing well. I'll never forget that feeling of adrenaline and fun.
  • What Drives Your Creativity?

    I love to listen to Hiromi Uehara. I feel like her music always brightens my day. Also, teaching my students inspires me- it helps me feel like what I'm doing is worthwhile, and encourages me to keep honing my craft.