The Garbage Men Pick Up the Beat at Orlando Science Center

October 11, 2011, 1:11 am

The Garbage Men, a band known for turning trash into playable musical instruments, return to the Orlando Science Center for Greenovations on Saturday, October 15. Using guitars made from cereal boxes, a saxophone crafted from found objects and a drum from an old garbage can lid, this talented group of teens will enthrall guests with their ability to carry a tune while they “go green.”

The band was formed by Jack Berry and consist of students from Sarasota’s Pine View Highwho turned their garage band into a “garbage” band by crafting musical instruments from discarded objects. Their performances raise awareness about recycling with instruments made from PVC pipes, wires, old bottles, garbage can lids and cereal boxes.

The performances named “Greenovations” take place at the Orlando Science Center located at 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803.  It takes place October 15 from 12 to 5 p.m. (several
performances are scheduled throughout the day)

The Garbage Men’s appearance is included with admission to the Science Center’s Greenovations event, which is $5 for everyone. Admission includes access to all activities, including guest speakers, films, Segway and electric car demonstrations and presentations on how to help minimize your carbon footprint. Also,
guests will enjoy all the Science Center’s exhibits, including “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World” and Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World.


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