CONCERTS AND EVENTS

From a solo show to our Big Band + Dancers, we have the perfect musical ensemble, concert or music program for any event! Our performances are always fast, funny, and full of strange instruments, catchy music, and cool demonstrations. Our modular approach enables clients to mix-and-match musical performances, dance, hands-on instrument-building, and audience-participatory parades; or work with our creative directors to design a Site-Specific or Themed Event that transforms your venue into a place of wonder to fire kids’ imaginations.​ We play in all sorts of venues - museums, performing art centers, libraries, summer camps and more! 

For concerts with real musical instruments, click here.  Still not sure where to go?  Explore by Venue Type to help you find the right program or contact us.

RECYCLING REMIX

A show, hands-on instrument-building, and a noisy and fun parade or jam session! Very Popular!

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Available as

Includes Musical Instrument Building?

Yes

Solo, duo, trio - Fully scalable

Family events, community events, schools, festivals, all venue types

Audience Size Recommendations

Small or larger (under approx 250)

FAMILY BASH

Family Bash entertains and educates audience members young and old with our trademark mix of science, environment, music and humor.

Good for

Available as

Includes Instrument Building?

No (but could be an add-on)

Solo, duo, trio - Fully scalable

Family events, community events, schools, festivals, all venue types

Audience Size Recommendations

Small or larger (approx 250 for trio)

THE JUNKSTERS

​“The Junksters" is our full-size ensemble for larger venues. The Economy Quartet rocks a small venue, the Quintet for medium halls and our Big Band for even the largest stages! 

Good for

Available as

Includes Instrument Building?

No (but could be an add-on)

Scalable from our Economy Quartet all the way up to a full BTT Big Band

Large Family events, community events, schools, festivals, all venue types

Audience Size Recommendations

300-1000+

CONCERTS AND EVENTS WITH (non-trash) ENSEMBLES (meaning with real musical instruments)

Bash the Trash is delighted to offer our clients the opportunity to bring these ensembles to your audiences. These groups are always led by a seasoned Bash the Trash performer, well used to interaction with audiences, and backed by the Bash the Trash office and crew of expert administrators.

Good for

Available as

Includes Instrument Building?

No. These are events with real musical instruments as opposed to all others that are made with reused materials.

Full range

Concerts for Families and concerts for adults.

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES AND PROGRAMS

We have a wide range of flexible and scaleable school assemblies, workshops and school residencies with connections to Science, Sustainability and the Arts.

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Available as

Includes Instrument Building?

Workshops are available after assemblies. Other programs such as residencies and our Experimental Orchestra also available.

Full range

Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

MUSICAL PLAYGROUND

One of our most popular outdoor events - literally a sonic playground! We set up over a hundred indestructible musical instruments made from recycled and repurposed materials...

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Available as

Includes Instrument Building?

No, but very hands-on

Starts with 3 musicians

Larger Family events, community events, schools, festivals, Fairs, Day-long events

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

MAKE AND TAKE STATIONS

Fun and cool instrument-building stations - walk away with a cool instrument (or more than one!) 

Good for

Available as

Includes Instrument Building?

Yes

Flexible and scalable

Larger Family events, Community events, Festivals, Fairs, Day-long events

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SPOTLIGHT SHOWS

Bash the Trash presents two shows that highlight the “real” instruments of the orchestra, draw comparisons between our homemade versions, and explore the science behind their unique sounds.

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Available as

Includes Instrument Building?

No (but can be an add-on)

Flexible and scalable

Family events, Community events, Other

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

ORCHESTRASH!

A full-blown environmental program involving professional development for teachers, student instrument building, and audience-member participation in specially composed orchestral pieces for school-time or family concerts

Good for

Available as

Includes Instrument Building?

Yes

Flexible and scalable

Pre-concert building activities, Residenc-ies, Professional Development

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

PARADES AND MARCHING BANDS

Our Parade is an add-on to any event that includes instrument building AND Bash the Trash Marching Band is an entire community-participation event. 

Good for:

Available as:

Includes Instrument Building?

Yes (PARADE)

Flexible and scalable

Family events, Community events, Festivals

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

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Bash the Trash Environmental Arts LLC

11 Wilson Place

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

info@bashthetrash.com

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