Junkyard Symphony

Junkyard Symphony is an eco-entertainment company (eco standing for ecological and economical), that reuses junk to service all kinds of events for all ages. What do they do with all this junk? They do many things with junk but are best known for their amazing junk/percussion/comedy/circus shows. They also produce imaginative and innovative sports and games by reusing junk materials, have created several CD's using junk for instruments, and are presently working on a children's novel with a junk theme. Junkyard Symphony strives to promote environmental health and awareness through educational and extraordinary entertainment by reusing old ordinary objects that would otherwise be sadly destined for the junkyard. But to Junkyard Symphony, however, these objects are terrific treasures that can be reused for an even greater purpose.... creating lots of big smiles. In the show, the performers are the conductors while the audience is the symphony so be prepared for a radical ride of rapid rhythms, awesome antics, clownish comedy, terrific tricks, magnificent magic, tons of talent, and plenty of participation!

Curriculum Links

Rhythm; recycling; creating musical instruments; recognize sound sources and use in performing and creating music; communicating responses to music.

Additional Information

All performances and workshops must take place in the gymnasium.


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English
French
French Immersion

Rhythm Explosion (2 artists)

Residency Performance English French Immersion

A grand display of smashing percussion, Junkyard Symphony's Rhythm Explosion is an awesome adventure into beat, tempo, timing and the various rhythmical styles of music. Add in some talented drumming, big ball bowling, and plenty of audience participation and what you get is a fantastic percussive performance on recycled instruments!

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
400
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One performance: 1 hour $545 + HST
Two performances: same school in one day $755 + HST
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Recycle Rock (2 artists)

Residency Performance English French Immersion

Using ordinary objects, this performance teaches the basics of rhythm and recycling. Students learn about the four R’s of waste reduction (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rock!), the basics of rhythm, ultimately discovering that rhythm is truly a universal language.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, General Public
Maximum:
350
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One performance: 1 hour $495 + HST
Two performances: same school in one day $675 + HST
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Giants of Junk (3 artists)

Residency Performance English French Immersion

Take a humongous junk robot, super cool bucket stilts, and an intricately large junk drum set and mix them into a performance to learn about the Big benefits of recycling. The robot is a marionette, which the volunteers can easily control, and that is a lot of BIG fun!

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
450
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One performance: 1 hour    $725 + HST
Two performances: same school in one day $945 + HST
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Rhythm Workshops

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

Through demonstration, discussions and rhythm exercises, Junkyard Jonny teaches the basics of rhythm, beat, tempo, note values, dynamics and cooperation, using recycled instruments.

Participants:
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
Half day: two 1 hour sessions $315 + HST
Full day: three 1 hour sessions $495 + HST
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Junk Pack

Residency Performance English French Immersion

Enjoy any performance in the morning and follow up with two one-hour Rhythm workshops that afternoon.

Participants:
Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
30 students per workshop
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
Add $200 + HST to the cost of any performance.


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Symphony for Seniors

Residency Performance English French Immersion Seniors

Junkyard Symphony demonstrates how we can rejuvenate our youthfulness simply by playing, using all sort of instruments and props fabricated from junk. Each participant is given a reused instrument to help feed the rhythm and the most spirited ones will be called upon to come centre stage. As Gloria Estefan said, “the rhythm is going to get you.” and it most certainly will.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One performance: 45 minutes $380 + HST



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