Welcome to a Virtual “Bash the Trash” Instrument Building Party
We are sharing ways for you to build instruments out of materials you might normally throw away. Our friends at the Make Music Alliance and Bash the Trash have put together videos and downloadable instructions you can use at home to make fun instruments with cans, scraps of wood, paper towel tubes, and more.
- Bash the Trash Instrument Making Party is at 1 PM on June 21st! Register here: https://bit.ly/BTTxMMD. There will be limited slots to participate, but anyone will be able to watch the stream at https://youtu.be/IzEloXAjguQ
Here’s how to join the party
- Build an instrument using the Bash the Trash videos and instructions below
- Practice playing your new instrument
- Post a video of yourself or your family playing these instruments on social media with the hashtag #MakeMusicDay #MakeMusicAllen.
Turn one ordinary aluminum can into 4 different percussion instruments! Download instructions and material guide: Four in One Can
VIDEO LINK https://youtu.be/P-67rSIaYsw
Rubber Band Box Guitar
Grab a cardboard box and transform it into a guitar with a few rubber bands! Download instructions and material guide: Rubber Band Box Guitar
VIDEO LINK https://youtu.be/b-Oocwv_HUU
Brass instruments don’t have to be made with brass, make your own with paper towel tubes! Download instructions and material guide: Tube trumpet
VIDEO LINK https://youtu.be/jIZyjChSyjw