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    Welcome to our Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra (CKSO) Webpage
     
    CKSO is fully booked for the Summer!
     
    First and Foremost - No Island Nights on March 18 and 19.
     
    We are hoping for some type of "Mini Island Night" this summer, but we aren't quite at the point to have one.   So hang in there !   More to come.  
     

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    NEXT - WELCOME TO ARI GIORDANO !

    As you may or may not know, Mr. Kowalski retired from his teaching position in Lancaster after a wonderfully fulfilling 39-year career.  He (I) stayed on as director of CKSO until I was sure the "right director" was in place.  I am THRILLED to announce we have that ! 

    Mrs. Ariana Giordano was officially named director of the CKSO in January. 

    Don't think Mr. K is gone quite yet!  I will still be a part of the group this school year and summer sharing and imparting all the needed information that goes into every "gig" for a smooth transition. 

    So for now, you will see us BOTH working in tandem with CKSO ! 

     

     

      COMING SOON !

    We have over 20 summer performances already scheduled.  We are SO GLAD things seem to be returning to normal.  

     

    Summer 2022 - No masks, no distancing !  

     We are back !   Please check our summer schedule below. 

    Bring a chair for those marked with an asterisk !
     

    * 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

    * Lancaster Independence Days  - July 4th celebration.  Day, time and site to be announced.

    *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 

    *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 

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

    * 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!)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Memories . . . Look ! ! !

     

    Teeth and NO MASKS ! 

     

      

    Another Year of Wonderful Memories !
    Teamwork. . . Hellsgate Steel Orchestra and CKSO  Easter 2019
    CKSO with Hellsgate Steel Orchestra - Easter 2019
     
    CKSO with Rising Stars Easter 2019
    CKSO with Rising Stars in their Panyard - Easter 2019
     
    Easter 2019
    It's a SHIP, not a Boat !   CKSO and the Celebrity Summit ! 
     
     
                                     From 2017 - 18
     
    2017 CKSO at Kleinhans  
    CKSO Showing off the new formal attire !  Photo at Kleinhans.   
     
     Southern Most Point
    EASTER 2017 - CKSO in Key West, southernmost point of the USA !  
     
    CKSO BPO  
    A RARE opportunity indeed.   CKSO performs with the Buffalo Philharmonic
    February 12, 2017
    Katelyn, Alyssa - front.  Gracie, Kalyn and Sofia back.
    (and a little bit of Jen far left!)  
     
    How cute is this?
     
    July 2017 - How precious!  One of our most special memories.
    Photo by Glenn E. Murray  (Thank you so much Glenn!)  
     
     
    It's not THAT bad Maeve!
     
     
     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.  Released at Island Night in April of 2018, the CD is available at all performances, and through this website.  
     
Last Modified on May 2, 2022