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We get called to do all kinds of events. We can’t tell you the number of times we’ve heard this phrase “We have this crazy event, and we wondered what Bash the Trash can do for us…”.  From unusual events to unique venues, we’ve seen it all!  

  • Created a museum-wide series of performances, parades and spectacles on the theme of “Sea Turtles” for the American Museum of Natural History in NYC 

  • For a “Celebration of Containers” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC we performed a concert with instruments built from containers of all sizes and shapes, then built instruments from recycled containers, culminating in a parade around the museum. 

  • For Carnegie Hall’s “Family Days” we take over a floor of their Education Center and turn it into a musical wonderland, where kids build instruments with our performers and then join in to perform with our orchestra 

  • When the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas and the next-door Discovery Science Museum wanted a STEM-to-STEAM event they came to us, and we crafted a week-long immersive exploration of science, sound and sustainability for local students 

Contact us to brainstorm a unique program for your event!

An example of holidays and other observances we have participated in the past:


  • Earth Month (April) 

  • Earth Day (4/22) 

  • America Recycles Day (11/15) 

  • Arbor Day (4/30) 

  • Tu Bishvat - Jewish Festival of Trees (date varies)  

  • International Day of Climate Action (10/24) 

  • National Science Day (2/28) 


  • Solstices and Equinoxes (3/20, 6/21, 9/23, 12/21) - Instrument Building 

  • African American History Month (February) - African instruments 

  • Chinese New Year (varies) - Instruments from China 

  • Mardi Gras (varies) - Mardi Gras instruments from around the world 

  • World Water Day (3/22) - Instruments that use water 

  • Cinco De Mayo 

  • International Day for Biological Diversity (5/22)  

  • Clean Air Day (6/4) - Wind instruments 

  • World Environment Day (6/5) 

  • World Oceans Day (6/8)  

  • Clean up the World Weekend (3rd weekend in September) 

  • Native American Day (4th Friday in September) - Native American instruments and music 

  • International Day of Climate Action (10/24)  

  • Halloween (10/31)  

  • Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November)  

  • Christmas/Hannukah/Kwaanza 

  • New Year (12/31-1/1) - horns and noisemakers 


We’re always ready to celebrate - challenge us with a new one!

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