• Welcome to the Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra Webpage
     
    CKSO is currently booking for the Summer of 2023
     
    Please email agiordano@lancasterschools.org for all booking concerns
     

     

    Want to watch a Sabres Game and cheer on the CKSO? 

    CKSO will be playing at KeyBank Center before the Sabres Game on March 31st! 

    Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased here.

    Payment can be made by cash or check (Checks made out to "The Buffalo Sabres"). 

    Please email agiordano@lancasterschools.org if you have any questions. Thank you! 

     

     

    2023 Performances: 

    March 10th - Elk's Lodge - 7:00 - 8:30pm 

    March 17th & 18 - ISLAND NIGHTS - time TBA

    March 31st - Sabres Game at Keybank Center - 6:00 - 6:45pm 

    (Please email agiordano@lancasterschools.org for reduced price tickets!)

    June 16th - Hillview Elementary School Field Day - 2:00 - 3:00pm 

    July 6th - Village of Depew Summer Concert Series - 7:00 - 9:00 pm 

    July 9th - Olcott Gazebo -  2:00 - 4:00pm 

    July 11th - Clarence Senior Center - 5:30 - 7:00pm 

    July 12th - Heathwood Williamsville - 6:00 - 7:30pm   

    July 13th - St. Martha's Church - 6:00 - 7:30pm

    July 20th - Newstead Senior Center - 5:30 -7:00pm (private event)

    July 25th - Amherst Center Senior Services - 6:00 - 8:00pm 

    July 28th - Hull House - 5:30 - 7:00pm   

    July 31st - Senior Send Off at the Lancaster Band Shell - 7:00 - 8:30pm 

    More to come soon! 

     

    Summer 2022

    Completed Performances 

    * June 17, Friday - Hillview Elementary, 2:10 - 3 pm 

    * June 25, Saturday - Gig in West Seneca,  4:00 - 5:30 pm

    * June 28, Tuesday- The Amberleigh, 2330 Maple Rd., 6:00 - 7:30 pm

    * June 30, Thursday - Quaker Summer Music Series, 60 South Lincoln, Orchard Park, 7 - 8:30 pm

    *July 6th, Wednesday - Alden Town Park, 7 - 9pm

    July 7, Thursday - DOUBLE HEADER - M&T Plaza, 12 - 1pm 

    July 7, Thursday - DOUBLE HEADER -  Village of Depew Summer Concert Series, Veteran's Park, Terrace Drive - 7:00 - 9:00 pm 

    * July 10, Sunday - Olcott Gazebo, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

    July 12, Tuesday - Cheektowaga Senior Center, Union and Broadway, 6 - 8:00 pm

    July 13, Wednesday - Private event,  10 - 11:00 am

    *July 14, Thursday  - Bennington Music Series, Town of Bennington, 7 - 8:30 pm 

    July 17, Sunday - St. John Paul II Lawn Fete, 2052 Lake View Rd, Lakeview, 2 - 3:30 pm 

    **CANCELLED**July 19, Tuesday - Burchfield Nature and Arts Series, Union Road south of Clinton, 6:30 - 8 pm 

    *July 21, Thursday - Private event in Newstead, 5:30 - 7 pm

    * July 25, Monday - CKSO Senior Send Off Concert - 7 - 8:45 pm 

    Richard E Pascucci Bandshell - 200 Oxford in Lancaster, next to the Lancaster Youth Bureau

    (At this concert, a Chiavetta's Chicken Dinner is available, funds to benefit the Lancaster Youth Foundation)

    * July 27, Wednesday - Angola Centennial Park (Park and Center Streets), 7 - 9 pm  

    * July 28, Thursday - St. Philip the Apostle Parish, 6 - 7:30 pm (Food trucks!) 

    July 31, Sunday - Private Function

    ( * Bring a chair for these concerts)

    August

     *August 19, Friday - Sacred Heart Church, Genesee Street, Bowmansville, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Food Trucks!)

     

     

    Wonderful Memories and Special Times ! 

    3 Directors

    Three generations of CKSO Directors

    John Marone (founder of CKSO) - 1975 - 1998 - Left

    Ken Kowalski - 2001 - 2021 - Right

    Ariana Giordano - 2021 - Center 

    Depew Gazebo Concert - July 2022

     

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    M&T Summer Music Events

    Main Street Buffalo, July 2022

     

     

    Depew Gazebo

    Maybe the prettiest CKSO photo ever . . .Depew Gazebo - July 2021

     

    First Performance after Covid Shutdown - Alden, July 2021

    First Performance after Covid Shutdown - ALDEN, July 2021 - WE'RE BAAAAAAACK ! 

      

     
    Teamwork. . . Hellsgate Steel Orchestra and CKSO  Easter 2019
    CKSO with Hellsgate Steel Orchestra - Easter 2019
     
     
     
    2017 CKSO at Kleinhans  
    CKSO Showing off the new formal attire !  Photo at Kleinhans.   
     
     
     
    CKSO BPO  
    CKSO performs with the Buffalo Philharmonic on February 12, 2017
     
     
    How cute is this?
     
    July 2017 - One of our most special memories.
    Photo by Glenn E. Murray  
     
     
     
     CKSO feature story on Channel 7 WKBW-TV CLICK HERE
     
     
     
     The 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. The CD will be available at all performances.  
     
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