Make Music Day

This Make Music Day, discover the instrument in everything by building instruments out of found objects – junkophones!

The performers and educators of Bash the Trash Environmental Arts, and percussionist/instrument-builder extraordinaire Craig Woodson from PlayDrums.com, have offered their innovative designs for wind, percussion and string instruments made from everyday refuse. These amazing instruments offer us an opportunity to look at “junk” and music-making in a whole new way.

Cities around the US will be hosting junkophonics workshops where people of all ages can make instruments from scratch together. There isn’t an event scheduled in your town? Don’t worry – instructional videos and printable sheets for all the instruments are below. Make your own and tag us @makemusicday!



Bash the Trash instruments

Craig Woodson’s Instruments