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Bash the Trash has been working with orchestras and orchestral institutions since its inception in the late 1980’s.  We’ve worked with Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Long Island Philharmonic, and Westchester Philharmonic among others.   

Bash the Trash’s services to orchestras include: 


  • 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  

  • Instrument-building instructions in hand-bills for young peoples concerts 

  • Pre-concert building activities 

  • Long-term Teaching Artist Residencies 

  • Professional Development for teachers, orchestral musicians and teaching artists 

  • Consulting on educational programs connecting music to literacy, music, science, math and social studies curriculum 

  • Dynamic concert narration and programming consulting for young peoples and family programming 


Contact us to discuss what Bash the Trash can do for your orchestra! 


Also related here is our Instrument Spotlight Offerings! 

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