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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.

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RECYCLING REMIX

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

Good for

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

Available as

Solo, duo, trio - Fully scalable

Audience Size Recommendations

Small or larger (under approx 250)

Includes Musical Instrument Building?

Yes

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FAMILY BASH

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

Good for

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

Available as

Solo, duo, trio - Fully scalable

Audience Size Recommendations

Small or larger (approx 250 for trio)

Includes Instrument Building?

No (but could be an add-on)

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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

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

Available as

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

Audience Size Recommendations

300-1000+

Includes Instrument Building?

No (but could be an add-on)

The Afro-Peruvian Ensemble (dancing zama

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

Concerts for Families and concerts for adults.

Available as

Full range

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

Includes Instrument Building?

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

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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.

Good for

Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools

Available as

Full range

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

Includes Instrument Building?

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

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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...

Good for

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

Available as

Starts with 3 musicians

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

Includes Instrument Building?

No, but very hands-on

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MAKE AND TAKE STATIONS

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

Good for

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

Available as

Flexible and scalable

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

Includes Instrument Building?

Yes

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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.

Good for

Family events, Community events, Other

Available as

Flexible and scalable

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

Includes Instrument Building?

No (but can be an add-on)

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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

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

Available as

Flexible and scalable

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

Includes Instrument Building?

Yes

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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:

Family events, Community events, Festivals

Available as:

Flexible and scalable

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

Includes Instrument Building?

Yes (PARADE)