John Bertles’ professional development programs can be paired with school-time and/or family performances with his Bash the Trash ensemble. For over 25 years Bash the Trash has been thrilling school and family audiences with their strange instruments, connections to science to the environment, and fun and participatory music. These performances can link directly to professional development programs such as Building Musical Instruments from Recycled and Reused Materials, Paul Klee and Imagination and others. Packages can also mean substantial savings in travel expenses.
Here are a few examples of venues that have brought packages to their constituents:
In 2011 the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette Louisiana combined the PD programs Building Musical Instruments from Recycled Materials, and Paul Klee and Imagination with weekend family performances in their theater, and performances in nearby schools.
In 2015 the “other” Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg West Virginia combined the PD programs Building Musical Instruments from Recycled Materials with 8 school-time performances in their theater.
In 2016 the Maui Arts and Cultural Center combined the PD programs Building Musical Instruments from Recycled Materials, and the Sound of Science with school-time performances at their theater, as well as performances and workshops on smaller Hawaiian islands with underserved populations.
In 2016 the Smith Center in Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Discovery Children’s Museum commissioned John Bertles and Bash the Trash to create a week of immersive day-long science/art events for school children involving a concert, hands-on workshops and demonstrations at the museum, a parade back to the concert hall and a culminating performance in which the students got to show off what they learned. In addition, John Bertles and Carina Piaggio presented the workshops Page to Stage, Feeling Fractions, and the music/dance version of Building Musical Instruments from Recycled and Reused Materials
Contact John Bertles directly to discuss a package program for your venue!