Trash Orchestra Practice

This was the Free Skool workshop that I organized in 2006 that spawned the long-running percussion band Trash Orchestra.

We dream of marching in a percussion band made of trash, a bone-shaking recycled orchestra, a superhero sonic force of resistance to be reckoned with. We’ll make percussion on tuned cans, hubcaps, and barrels, pieces of sheet metal. We’ll practice signals, breaks, rhythms, and might even throw in some Balinese Monkey Chant.

Bring your courage, your passion, your righteous anger. Come with your recycled instruments already created. Drums are welcome, but be warned this ain’t no jam session.

Over many years Trash Orchestra drew dozens of experienced and beginning musicians, mainly through joining our practices.