Both students and staff love Kevin’s state-of-the-art show! With a concert feel and an incredible light show, he sings, plays guitar, and uses backing tracks for a full-band sound. His show is cool & fun, his message is interactive and inspiring, and his songs are fresh and upbeat!

A full-time, professional musician for over 14 years, he’s entertained audiences all over the country. A four-time winner at the Buffalo Music Awards, Kevin was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2009. He was high school football coach for 7 years at Lancaster and also a wellness educator for a large HMO before leaving to pursue his dream of performing music and entertaining as his career. He’ s an ideal role model, combining his ability to relate to and inspire young people with the key messages of his programs. Kevin’s wife, Natalie, is a first grade teacher and they have 3 children ages 13, 9 & 4.

“We can’t thank you enough for an amazing time for our students here at Washington West Elementary in Olean, NY. Students are still talking about it – the light show and how much fun they had! It was an absolutely phenomenal show. We had no idea what to expect and we couldn’t have imagined something so incredible. I enclosed thank you cards from our school and I hope to do this again in the future” – Jen Hendrickson – RN & Assembly Coordinator for this Event – January 2012

Art Forms:
Ensemble,Music

Programs

I Believe In Me- The Self-Esteem Show

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Combining inspiring personal anecdotes with familiar, upbeat songs, Kevin McCarthy, long-time Young Audiences of Western New York teaching artist and audience favorite, demonstrates easy-to-understand ways students can boost their self-esteem. McCarthy uses original songs, his guitar playing and a light show to engage students.

As they interact with the artist in this exciting performance, students learn what the phrase "believe in yourself" really means. They'll sing, think and be inspired by McCarthy's interactive, fresh performance.
Grade Level:
Kindergarten-8
Audience Limit:
300
Performance cost (single):
$740.00
Performance cost (back to back):
$900.00

I'm Healthy - The Wellness Show

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How do you make learning about wellness cool, fun, and easy to understand? Students will leave ready to take charge of their personal well-being using the artist's energizing, enjoyable suggestions.

McCarthy, a former high school football coach and a wellness educator for a large HMO, combines his love of music and his extensive wellness background for this engaging program. Using his guitar, performance skills and original songs, McCarthy inspires students with practical information on health and wellness. With its easy-to-follow health solutions, the program is a valuable response to this country's rising childhood obesity rates.
How do you make learning about wellness cool, fun, and easy to understand? Students will leave ready to take charge of their personal well-being using the artist's energizing, enjoyable suggestions.
Grade Level:
Kindergarten-8
Audience Limit:
300
Performance cost (single):
$740.00
Performance cost (back to back):
$900.00

I'm Respectful!- The RESPECT Show!

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This program was developed by Kevin specifically for a WNY school using respect as their main theme for the year and the show was a big success! Kevin shows students why it is important to be respectful and outlines the key ways of giving and showing respect. Kevin excites audiences with fun, familiar and upbeat songs and actively engages students for an enjoyable and memorable learning experience.
Grade Level:
Kindergarten-8
Audience Limit:
300
Performance cost (single):
$740.00
Performance cost (back to back):
$900.00

Our Bully-Free School Show! - Thanks to me, we're bully-free!

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This program begins with an understanding of what bullying is, how to identify bullying, and then discusses what to do if you are a victim of bullying or how to change if you are bully! There is an important section which covers what to do if you witness bullying and how bystanders can help. Kevin's interactive discussions empower students to strive for a bully-free school! Students learn an easy-to-remember, 4-step process and they are involved in staged examples so students quickly learn how these steps can help them in a variety of bullying situations. This is a challenging topic to keep positive and upbeat, however, Kevin's fun show pulls them into the message and engages all who attend for a memorable learning experience!
Grade Level:
Kindergarten-8
Audience Limit:
300
Performance cost (single):
$740.00
Performance cost (back to back):
$900.00

Friends Forever Show!

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Building solid friendships is one of the most important keys to a happy and successful life. This program teaches students how to make friends, be a good friend, and how to develop lasting friendships for life. Most people are never taught how to be a good friend. Kevin reveals a number of simple but important keys to friendship so that students can make many "friends forever"! Kevin excites audiences with fun, familiar, and upbeat song and actively engages students for an enjoyable and memorable learning experience.
Grade Level:
Kindergarten-8
Audience Limit:
300
Performance cost (single):
$740.00
Performance cost (back to back):
$900.00

My Goals & Dreams Show! - It's Never Too Early or Too Late to Start Living Your Dreams!

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Most of the highly successful people today started working toward their dreams & goals at a very young age. Most, if not all success is not due to luck. It's a combination of inspiration, preparation, determination, and hard work. It starts with defining your dreams & goals. Then, you can begin your journey towards reaching them. There are things you can do everyday to acquire knowledge and develop skills that you can use your whole life!

While students don't have to decide their exact life path now, they are at an age where they can try and experience many new things. It's a great time for them to learn not only how to set goals, but also understand how to best improve by practicing and doing a little everyday. (Jackie Evancho decided she wanted to pursue singing after seeing a musical when she was 8, she started taking lessons and practicing everyday. By the time she was 10, she had developed her voice to point of international acclaim.)

In this highly motivating show, Kevin encourages students to begin to think about what they enjoy doing and they can begin their journey toward their goals and dream today! When students understand how to be successful at just about anything they put their minds to, it will set them on a path that will build self-esteem, motivate them to work harder in school, and help build enthusiasm for learning.
Most of the highly successful people today started working toward their dreams & goals at a very young age. Most, if not all success is not due to luck. It' s a combination of inspiration, preparation, determination, and hard work. It starts with defining your dreams & goals. Then, you can begin your journey towards reaching them. There are things you can do everyday to acquire knowledge and develop skills that you can use your whole life!

 
Grade Level:
Kindergarten-8
Audience Limit:
300
Performance cost (single):
$740.00
Performance cost (back to back):
$900.00

Family Wellness Concert

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Kevin performs his hits, inspiring students and families to live healthier lives. The entire family will enjoy this compilation of the best songs from his Character Ed. and Wellness shows.
Grade Level:
PreK-Adult
Audience Limit:
300
Performance cost (single):
$740.00
Performance cost (back to back):
$900.00

Your School's Personalized Program

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Because all schools have many different topics and themes for a variety of events and school functions, Kevin has developed a number of personalized programs for WNY schools. In addition to youth shows, he's also been asked to speak at a number of high schools regarding his unique experiences as an entertainer, business owner, wellness educator, high school coach, etc. He will inspire students, no matter what the topic is, to follow their dreams with his real-life, realistic, and sensible approach.

Examples :
1. Spirit Week
2. Wellness Week
3. Career Day
4. Post-Prom Party
5. Freshman Orientation
6. Senior Picnic
Grade Level:
Kindergarten-12
Audience Limit:
300
Performance cost (single):
$740.00
Performance cost (back to back):
$900.00