Bash the Trash Solo Performance Series

by  Bash the Trash Environmental Arts

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Bash the Trash musicians come from a variety of musical backgrounds. In the Solo Performance Series your class (and up to three more) will meet one of our dynamic performers, find out what they do, participate in an arts-making segment, and have an opportunity for Q&A. Make it a series of performers to explore what it is to be an independent entrepreneurial artist. 

Here's a partial list of what our performers can bring:
Drumming for Change
Evolution of the Drum Set
Cigarbox Guitars the New Orleans Way
Bucket Drumming
Cardboard Bass the Motown Way
DJ'ing House Music
Jazz Drumming
South American Songs

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About This Program


Multipoint: $220.00
Point to Point: $220.00

This workshop is intended for a single classroom, but up to 4 additional classrooms may sign in.
First classroom: $220
Up to four additional classrooms @$55 each



Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

3 classrooms; additional 3 classroom @$65 each

Primary Disciplines

Career Education, Fine Arts, International, Performing Arts, Problem Solving, Sciences, Social and Emotional Learning( SEL), Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Zoom or YouTube Live

Booking Information

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

If for any reason the recipient wishes to reschedule up to 24 hours before the program, Bash the Trash will make every effort to accommodate the rescheduling.

If for any reason the recipient wishes to cancel a program, there is no fee up to 24 hours before the program. Cancellation within 24 hours of program, with no rescheduling possible, entails payment of the full fee.

However, in the case of a weather or pandemic-related cancellation within 24 hours of program, please contact us and we'll work it out.

About This Provider

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Bash the Trash Environmental Arts

United States

Bash the Trash programs are about music, science, culture, arts and the environment! Centered around the concept of sustainability, we’ve been building and performing with found-object instruments for over 30 years, making connections to plastic pollution and climate change. 

Over time our programs have evolved into a wide range of musical and cultural experiences that go beyond homemade instruments. Our diverse crew of presenters offer a series of programs based on their individual artistic skills and cultural backgrounds, making connections with students through their amazing experiences. We’re eager to interact with audiences through the arts, Q&A and conversation to create true cultural and artistic exchanges. 

Hands-on instrument-building or art-making is possible in most programs using simple reused/repurposed materials. Bash the Trash offers workshop/performances and multiple-session residencies as well as fun and useful professional development for educators, all closely aligned to national and local standards. Plus Bash the Trash programs are great for special days like Earth Day, National Recycling Day and World Water Day! 

Ian Bertles

Program Details


Each program is different depending on the subject and the performer, but in general each show will look like this:
1. Initial mini-performance
2. Introductions, Q&A discussion
3. Focus on the instrument, history, construction, what it does
4. Participate in a mini-performance with that instrument
5. Explore how to build a simple homemade version of that instrument
6. Q&A
7. Final performance and engagement


Each performance is different. In general however, the program objectives are:

1. Meet a musician, learn about what they do
2. Consider the arts as a professional field
3. Learn about the wide variety of music from cultural backgrounds around the world
4. Increase knowledge of different cultures and encourage respect for different traditions and backgrounds
5. Consider how the arts can be a force for peace and understanding in the world

Standards Alignment

National Standards

This show makes connections to
Science: Environment, Climate Change, Plastic Pollution
Music: Cultural music, instrument families, rhythm
Cultural Studies

State Standards

available upon request