SFC Leigh Lafosse joined The U.S. Army Band "Pershing’s Own" in 2007 as a clarinet player in the concert band. Lafosse attended Texas Tech University for her Bachelor and Masters of Music, where she served as an associate instructor. She was the recipient of a Chancellor’s Fellowship from Indiana University for a Doctorate of Music, where she also served as an associate instructor. She was the recipient of the McNair Outstanding Music Scholar Scholarship, the Pi Kappa Lambda Excellence in Performance Award, and was the winner of the 2002 TTU Concerto Competition. She enjoyed opportunities playing with the Galveston Symphony, the Midland-Odessa Symphony, the Abilene Philharmonic, the Big Spring Symphony, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra.