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Friday, July 5, 2019

'One of the Best Concert Season-Opening Nights I've Ever Heard!'
A Top Notch Choice by Program

Shown above are two candid shots of the Steel Drum Orchestra just prior to the beginning of the lake-wide concert. The photos were taken by Nancy Culley. Featured on WKBW-TV, channel 7 in Buffalo, one station writer put it this way in hearing and seeing the Steel Drum Band:

"They're talented, energetic, and look fabulous in Hawaiian shirts. These are the members of the Carnival Kids Steel Drum Orchestra based at Lancaster High School.

"The group is one of the oldest school steel drum programs in the nation. It was launched back in 1974 and has been going strong ever since.

"Today, the orchestra has more than 30 young musicians, ranging in age from 8th thru 12th grade.

"During its more than 40 year history, the Carnival Kids have produced several CDs and have traveled extensively. This past Easter, the crew headed to the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, Tennessee performing outside the legendary venue.

"The orchestra performs roughly 40 times a year in venues across the state, and this summer is setting up to be a busy one for the young musicians.  To catch them live, click here..." for their website to check out their summer concert series in small print, or in larger print by clicking on "Read More" below this article.

They played several traditional steel drum compositions made popular through the years such as "Margareetaville," but also such variety as Glenn Miller, Ringo Star, Queen, and selections created by several members of the Band.

Just watching their dancing and 'rythmatic' body movements was entertainment in and of itself. Then add the powerful beat of the music and one has difficulty keeping one's feet from tapping, hands from slapping, and waste from twisting!

Never has there been an opening night like this! You missed a spectacular show if you weren't present for this one. The Good News is that we are asking them back for next year and they are enthusiastic about coming

If you can't wait for next year, click on "read more" for their full  schedule for this summer.


JULYJuly 2 Tuesday -  Lancaster Village Independence Days - Save-a-Lot Parking Lot - 4:00 - 6:00 pm

 July 5 Fri - Silver Lake Institute - 46 Wesley Road, Silver Lake, NY - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 July 7 Sun - PRIVATE FUNCTION - TBA

 *July 9 Tue - Town of Tonawanda Music Series, Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1 Pool Plaza - 7:00 - 8:30 pm  (NEW INFO) 

 July 10 Wed - CHC Children’s Handicapped Center - 1085 Eggert Road - 9:50 - 10:50 am  (PRIVATE)

 July 10 Wed - Veteran’s Hospital - 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo - Noon - 1:15 pm

 July 11 Thur - Opportunities Unlimited - 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd  - 10:15 - 11:15 am  (PRIVATE) 

 July 12 Fri - M&T Bank Summer Music Series - Downtown Buffalo, 1 M&T Plaza - Noon - 1:00 pm

 *July 17 Wed - Angola Gazebo Summer Lawn Chair Series - Center & High Streets, Angola - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

 July 19 Fri - Delaware North Plaza at Key Bank - Noon - 2:30 pm (PRIVATE) 

 *July 21 Sun - Holy Mother Rosary National Church -6298 Broadway, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

*July 23 Tue – Burchfield Penney Summer Concert Series – Union & Clinton, W. Seneca – 6:30 – 8:00 pm

*July 24 Wed - Elma Gazebo Summer Series - 3007 Bowen Road, Elma - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

 July 25 Thur - St. Ambrose Summerfest Lawn Fete - 65 Ridgewood, Buffalo - 5:00 - 7:00 pm

July 27 Sat - Summer Block Party (PRIVATE) 6:00 - 8:00 pm

 *July 29 Monday  - CKSO Senior Send Off Concert  – Lancaster Band Shell - 7:00 - 8:45 pm 

AUGUST
 Aug 16 Fri - Sacred Heart Church Picnic (Open to public) - 5537 Genesee Street, Bowmansville - 6:30 - 8:00 pm

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