Fifty people braved the storm and came out to hear Bash the Trash, an innovative troupe of musicians who use recycled materials to create unusual instruments, said Jane Folger, Head of Children’s Services.
Folger reports the “Bottle Flute” — where musicians drink water as they play, to make different notes — was a crowd pleaser. Children also learned tabout the science of music with the “Tennis Racket Violin,” which made a soft, high note when placed on a small styrofoam box and a louder, lower sound when placed on a large styrofoam box. Other instruments made from trash included the “Wood Plank Xylophone” and the “French Horn” made from a garden hose.
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