CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING EVENTS

We offer corporate events that are always fast, funny, and environmentally-inspiring.  Just as  important -  our shows encourage innovation, team-building and outside-of-the-box thinking.

Contact us to discuss your event!

Our team-building event “Recycle Idol” is our most popular program.  Starting with a wild science-based mini-performance by the Bash the Trash musicians (on instruments built from junk), participants first learn the basics of musical instrument design and construction. Then, working in teams, participants are then given boxes of raw materials suitable for instrument building and issued a set of challenges, such as Loudest Instrument, Best Percussion Instrument, Best Song Rendition with Instruments, Strangest Instrument, etc. Teams then compete by demonstrating and performing with their instruments, with Bash the Trash musicians serving as emcees and judges (adding a few of your own “Idol-type” judges can also really spice up the show...). 

Bash the Trash provides all you need for this event from materials and tools, to performers. We are also very flexible and willing to be creative - we love to break the mold and create something new, effective, and hands-on. 

Additional programs that work with Corporate events include Family Bash and The Junksters. See all our performances and programs here

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GREEN GROOVE

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

Good for

Concerts for Families and concerts for adults.

Available as

Full range

Audience Size Recommendations

Varies

Includes Instrument Building?

Yes

Green Groove is our most popular family program, combining a show, hands-on instrument-building, and a participatory parade or jam session. From Hawaii to Miami to New York City, Green Groove has been a guaranteed winner! We start with a family-friendly version of our acclaimed Bash the Trash show. Participants then build a variety of instruments with simple reused materials, and join the band for a parade or jam session. - Scalable from a solo performer up to an entire ensemble depending on the audience size and budget - Can incorporate community volunteers to assist instrument-building for maximum immersion - Endlessly flexible and adaptable to fit your event - from a school to a performing arts center to a festival​ - Pricing: Solo $; Duo $; Trio $; a travel fee may apply

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TRASHAGANZA

Trashaganza is Bash the Trash’s “swiss army knife” of performances. Great for a festival, performing arts center, or a school stage!

Good for

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

Available as

Trio

Audience Size Recommendations

200 max per show

Includes Instrument Building?

No, but could be added on

Great for a festival, performing arts center, or a school stage! Trashaganza brings three performers with weird instruments, fun interactive songs, cool science, and timely environmental messaging about plastic pollution and climate change. Kids (and adults!) love to see the oil can guitar, diddly bow, water cooler drums and styrolin among other strange instruments. Each show ends with an uplifting segment encouraging students to get involved in the struggle to save our planet.

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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

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.

The Junksters features rockin’ songs on crazy instruments built from trash; family-friendly and audience-participatory performances that entertain as they educate. It’s Science, Sound and Sustainability meets Roots with Grit! From an intimate venue to a vast arena, the Junksters will have your family audiences laughing, singing and dancing along! The music is drawn from 30+ years of continuous performing, and spans genres as well as generations for total engagement. Optional instrument-building programs available, as well as unique community-involvement options. - Scalable from our Economy Quartet all the way up to a full BTT Big Band - Fun sing-along and dance-along songs for the entire family - Can be combined with instrument-building so the whole audience plays along​

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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

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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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

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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MAKE AND TAKE STATIONS

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

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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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

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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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

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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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

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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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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LIBRARY BASH!

Our most popular show, combining music, science and sustainability. Fun tunes and amazing instrument demonstrations built from trash. Perfect for all ages. 

  • A library-friendly adaptation of our most popular school program - the BTT Introductory Show, Sustainable Sounds

  • Fun and educational for the entire family, from toddlers to grandparents!

  • Everyone is engaged throughout the show, which focuses on the environment, science and music.

  • Fun tunes and amazing instrument demonstrations built from trash.

  • A unique mix of education and entertainment.

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PRICING

  • Solo show $625 (for audiences up to 75)

  • Duo show $975 (for audience size up to 125)

  • Trio - See our Family Bash Program!

Families, children of all ages.

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TRASH TO TECHNO

The ultimate combination of low and high tech. Found-object sound sources (trash) are sampled, manipulated and transformed through science and technology into danceable beats. Along the way we’ll address issues of sustainability and plastic pollution, acoustics, and music production.

 

Audiences will learn how studios work with sound to create sound effects, as well as how DJs layer sounds to create electronic dance music. Fun demos, audience participation, and available image projections make this an unforgettable presentation!

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PRICING

  • $1275 for audience size up to approx. 125 (with two musicians)

  • For audience size up to approx. 300 (with three musicians), email us!

Children in middle school, families, festivals, larger events

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LIBRARY BASH! ADD-ON INSTRUMENT BUILDING WORKSHOP

A wonderful 45 minute, hands-on instrument building program that can follow many of our library programs.

 

These musical instrument-building workshops are a great way for children to touch, feel and experiment with vibrations and sound. Kids build and refine a variety of invented instruments, with assistance from the  musician.

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PRICING

  • $200 per approx. 25 children. Includes materials

Children ages 3 and up

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BOOM BUCKETS... AROUND THE WORLD (by Hector Morales)

This 100% hands-on program is designed to engage students of all abilities and musical backgrounds from the get-go in the art of bucket drumming! Participants will not only have a blast transforming everyday objects like buckets and garbage cans into great sounding drums but will also have the opportunity to experience with their peers the power of ensemble playing!

 

Along this journey participants will play different styles of pop and world music as well as develop essential aural and reading music notation skills.

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PRICING

  • Email us for pricing!

Children ages 3 and up

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STORY-TIME SHOWS 

Our solo performers travel to libraries throughout the NYC metropolitan region working with small groups of very young children and their adults to learn about sound, play some simple musical instruments, and discover how to turn their favorite story book into a musical performance.

 

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PRICING

  • $625

Children ages 2-5

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PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

Our adult and senior programs are designed specifically for more mature audiences.  The programs contain healthy doses of science, sustainability and music, but delivered in such a way that fascinates and captivates adult audiences. This show is all about musical instruments, how they work, and the science behind them.  For something different, consider “Spasm Bands, Spike Jones and BTT: Homemade Instruments in Pop Culture”.  In this unique performance/lecture we trace the amazing history of homemade instruments and how they helped to invent Jazz, invaded radio and Hollywood, and came to fame on early television.

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PRICING

  • $625

Adults and Seniors.

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PERCUSSIVE PROGRAMS

  • GLOBAL PERCUSSION BASH Focusing on the amazing World of percussion 

  • LATIN AMERICAN PERCUSSION BASH Rhythm instruments from Central and South America

 

  • ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION BASH Meet the real instruments - - and our homemade versions

  • JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMS BASH Powerful drumming from Japan

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PRICING

  • Email us for pricing!

All ages.

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EARTH DAY - GREEN SHOW

A special set of instruments for Earth Day and other Green Programs. ADD-ON INSTRUMENT BUILDING WORKSHOP available with this program. Kids walk away with a cool instrument, connecting the science of sound to their own creation!

Some shows may be subject to availability and/or travel fee.

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PRICING

  • Email us for pricing!

All ages.