Chelmsford Carnival Junk Band Videos

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Our friends at Chelmsford Arts & Cultural Festival invite you to join the Chelmsford Junk Band and create your own instruments out of recycled materials.

Want to be in our band for the carnival (which we still live in hope will happen this year)?? But not just any old band, we present to you the Chelmsford Junk Band.

What on earth you may ask is a Junk Band? Well let us tell you…

With the stipulation of only using re-cycled material, we commissioned the wonderful Joe Fleming to create some instruments that can make up a carnival band.

Starting this week and every Monday in August we will show you just what he came up with. Have lots of fun getting creative, they are very simple to make.

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Video workshop number 4. In this session Joe shows us how to make a 'Carnival Drum' out of plastic drinks bottles, cardboard boxes and of course lots and lots of TAPE!!

Posted by Chelmsford Arts & Cultural Festival on Monday, 24 August 2020

Video number 3. In todays lesson Joe is showing us how to make a 'Carnival Maraca' using just a take away plastic box and of course tape!!

Posted by Chelmsford Arts & Cultural Festival on Monday, 17 August 2020

Number two in our series of creating a junk band for our the Chelmsford Carnival (whenever that maybe). In this one Joe is going to show us all how to make a 'Mega Shaker'.

Posted by Chelmsford Arts & Cultural Festival on Monday, 10 August 2020
Chelmsford Carnival Junk Band

Want to be in our band for the carnival?? (which we still live in hope will happen this year) But not just any old band, we present to you the Chelmsford Junk Band. What on earth you may ask is a Junk Band? Well let us tell you…With the stipulation of only using re-cycled material, we commissioned the wonderful Joe Fleming to create some instruments that can make up a carnival band. Starting today and every Monday in August we will show you just what he came up with.So have lots of fun getting creative, they are very simple to make. First up we have for you a 'Milk Carton Saxophone'. Yes you read it correctly a 'Milk Carton Saxophone'.

Posted by Chelmsford Arts & Cultural Festival on Monday, 3 August 2020
First up we have for you a ‘Milk Carton Saxophone’. Yes you read it correctly a ‘Milk Carton Saxophone’.

Need a fancy headdress to wear while performing in the junk band? Click the button below to view our previous resource.