Welcome to our Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra (CKSO) Webpage






    To our CKSO fans. . . 


    Yes, there is still a LOT of uncertainty, however, there is HOPE for some "return to normalcy (or normality)" and possible performances by the CKSO this summer.  Time will tell.

    With all such performances, remember that schools follow a different chain of commands than public venues.  First the CDC in Washington makes recommendations, then our Governor in New York adapts and announces such changes.  But there is more.  The Erie County Health Commissioner has a hand in implementation, and then our own Superintendent of Schools needs to approve all changes.  These are difficult decisions, and our Lancaster Administration has to walk that fine line of trying to give our students opportunities once again, but always being careful to protect their safety!  Our students are in the best of hands, and I am always happy to comply with such regulations  Lancaster schools asks us to follow ! 

    So below are some POSSIBLE performances. 

    Pencil them in on your calendars, and check this webpage for updates ! 



    ( * Bring a chair for these concerts)



    *July 7 Wednesday  - Fireman's Park Evening Performance, Alden - TENTATIVE

    *July 8 Thursday Evening - Village of Depew Summer Music Series, Veteran's Park, Terrace Drive - opposite Depew Post Office - TENTATIVE

    July 11 Sunday - John Paul II Church Picnic, 2052 Lake View Rd, Lakeview - 2:15 - 4:30 pm - TENTATIVE 

    July 19 Monday - Our Lady of Pompeii, 129 Laverack, Lancaster - 5:00 - 7:30 pm - TENTATIVE

    *July 20 Tuesday - Burchfield Penney Summer Concert Series, W. Seneca, 6:30 - 8:00 pm – TENTATIVE

    *July 21 Wednesday – Amherst Center for Seniors, 370 John J Audobon Pkwy – TENTATIVE

    *July 22 Thursday – Amberleigh Senior Living, 2330 Maple Road, 6:00 - 7:30 pm – TENTATIVE

    *July 27 Tuesday - Cheektowaga Senior Center, Union and Broadway - TENTATIVE

    *July 28 Wednesday - Greenfield's Center, 5949 Broadway, Lancaster - TENTATIVE



     CKSO Senior Send Off Concert  – Details and more information to come. . .  





    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.  
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