Welcome to our Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra (CKSO) WebpageThe information on this site is "under construction". A few years ago we would "finalize" our summer schedule by Memorial Day. More recently it has been in January. This year, by Halloween we have accepted most of the performances we can for the Summer of 2019. So we may not have all the times yet, however these are dates for which we have a commitment for next year. Also, I am sorry if we are not at your favorite venue each year as we may have been, but there are so many sites that would like to have us, but it is summer and the students and parents need some time off. For that reason we are starting to offer some venues the opportunity to have us every OTHER year, rather than each summer. We hope you understand. ~ Ken KowalskiNews and Upcoming performances
THANK YOU ALL FOR THE TERRIFIC TURN OUT AT THE LANCASTER OPERA HOUSE
Friday January 18, 2019 6pm - 8 pm - Roycroft Inn / East Aurora
Escape the Western New York winter for a night of tropic food, drinks and music !
The CKSO will be featured from 6 - 8 pm, followed by the ever popular Pirate Dreams from 8 pm - 10 pm.
Presale tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door but don't take the chance as this event often is a SELL OUT !
Call the Roycroft for more information and tickets at 652-5552.
January 19, 2019 Saturday - Ismailia Temple / Ailiamsi Court #12 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm (PRIVATE EVENT)March 1 - Friday - Elks Hall - Atlas and Lancaster Scholarships - Times TBA (PRIVATE)March 29 and 30, 2019 - Island Nights - Set the date aside ! MORE TO COME !* NEW - May 11, Saturday - Possible performance at the Lancaster High School Relay for Life (TBA)May 19 - Bassett Park Community Performance - Noon - 2 pm.May 29, Wed - William Street School Triathlon - 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm.
2019 CKSO Summer Schedule
* Indicates "Bring a Lawn Chair" !
After you see the schedule, SCROLL DOWN to see some great pictures of this amazing group !
June 6 Thur - 3rd Annual Food Truck Rally at St. Philips 950 Losson Road, Cheektowaga - 6:00pm - 8:00 pm FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC !
June 19 Wed – Town Line Lutheran Strawberry Social 1159 Townline Rd, Alden - 5:15 – 7:30 pm "The BEST Strawberry Shortcake around!"
June 22 Sat – Lion's Bandshell - 1250 Union Road, West Seneca - West Seneca Civic and Patriotic Commission Concert 4:00 - 6:00 pm
June 24 Mon – The Amberleigh - 2330 Maple, Williamsville - Time TBA
*June 25 Tue - Quaker Arts Pavilion - Orchard Park Middle School - 60 South Lincoln - 7:00 - 8:30 pm - NOW CONFIRMED
June 26 Wed – Heathwood Senior Center - 815 Hopkins Road, Williamsville - Time TBA
NEW - June 27 Thur – Village of Depew Summer Music Series (Kevin Peterson) - 815 Hopkins Road, Williamsville - Time TBA
June 30 Sun - Olcott Gazebo – Main Street, Olcott Beach – 2:00 - 4:00 pm
DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED - Lancaster Village Independence Days - Save-a-Lot Parking Lot, Central Avenue
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 - Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker at Decatur Roads, Tonawanda - 7:30 - 9:00 pm
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 - 10:30 - 11:30 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 18 Thur - North Tonawanda Concert Series - Address and times to be announced
July 19 Fri - Delaware North Plaza at Key Bank (PRIVATE)
*July 21 Sun - Holy Mother Rosary National Church -6298 Broadway, 12:30 or 1:00 pm start, 90-120 Minute performance
*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 - 6:30 - 8:00 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
Aug 23 Fri - Sacred Heart Church Picnic (Open to public) - 5537 Genesee Street, Bowmansville - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Aug 25 Sun - The St. Jude Center - Church Picnic (PRIVATE)
Other possible performances. . .
Darien Lakes State Park - 10475 Harlow Road, Darien Center - 7:00 - 9:00 pmLarkin Square - 725 Seneca Street - Larkinville - 12:15 - 1:30 pm2017, a Year of Wonderful Memories !CKSO Showing off the new formal attire ! Photo at Kleinhans.EASTER 2017 - CKSO in Key West, southernmost point of the USA !A RARE opportunity indeed. CKSO performs with the Buffalo PhilharmonicFebruary 12, 2017Katelyn, Alyssa - front. Gracie, Kalyn and Sofia back.(and a little bit of Jen far left!)July 2017 - How precious! One of our most special memories.Photo by Glenn E. Murray (Thank you so much Glenn!)CKSO feature story on Channel 7 WKBW-TV CLICK HEREThe Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra is proud to announce our latest CD "Steel Your Heart" featuring the newest and most popular songs heard in our live performances. Released at Island Night in April of 2018, the CD is available at all performances, and through this website.