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Junkyard Symphony's Shows, Prices and Specifics

  • Using the buttons above to navigate, you will find the prices and specifics of Junkyard Symphony's 5 services: Super Shows, Wonderful Workshops, Radical Roving, Groovy Games, and a School of Drums and Percussion, all inspired by the reusing and recycling of old materials. At the bottom of this page there is a section on travel expenses and some information on price deals that Junkyard Symphony offers to clients who are booking more than one show.

  • Show Specifics

  • The Junkyard Symphony shows involve lots of terrific tricks, awesome acrobatics, crazy comedy,radical rhythms, plenty of audience participation and endless excellent energy.

  • There is very little talking in the shows; most of the communication is through body language and whistle instructions, therefore the shows can be understood anywhere in the world. The crowd is prompted to cheer by a young volunteer who holds up a cheer detergent box and this really gets the audience going.

  • The shows are very interactive as the audience takes part all throughout the performance by clapping to a beat, doing a drum roll on their laps, counting from one to five and somehow always missing the number four, and cheering when the cheer box is held up.

  • The shows can be performed with 1,2,3 or 4 artists. The number of artists depends on the client's budget or show needs.

  • Themes such as rhythm and recycling are introduced illustrating how the two are related and are both extremely important to our everyday lives. Terms such as beat and tempo are covered along with dynamics and balance.

  • For holiday shows the performance can take on a theme with appropriate decorations, such as for Halloween and Christmas.

  • There are several show length options; either 30 min, 40 min, 50 min, 60 min, or 70 min.

  • Junkyard Symphony has their own sound system so the client is not required to provide anything other than chairs for adults and if possible one outlet for power. A battery powered system is available if electricity is not available.

  • There is nothing offensive or dangerous in the shows. The performers demonstrate some difficult balancing tricks and feats of fitness but they are professionals and never do anything that they cannot easily do. If anything they encourage the children to be more than they can be.

  • The performers remind us that we are all young at heart and there is no harm in being silly. Sometimes we need to just have fun and enjoy life.

  • The shows can be performed in English, French, and Spanish.

  • The shows are suitable for all ages. Many clients are impressed how children as young as 4 and 5 years have their attention fixed on the performers for the entire 50 minutes, or that adults find the show just as entertaining as the kids. Our shows are for everyone to enjoy, and that's the best kind of show there is.

  • There are 3 show categories: Small Space Shows, Large Space Shows, and Main Stage Shows.

  • There are 3 price categories, as we believe that our shows should be affordable to all.
    1.Community/Charity (Daycamps, Daycares, After School Programs, Hospitals, Charity Groups, Fundraisers, Churches, Non-Profit Organisations and Community Groups with small one day events.)
    2.Schools (Primary, Middle, Secondary, College and University)
    3.Business/Festivals (Businesses, Festivals, Fairs, Theatres, Government)

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  • Junkyard Symphony Shows

    Small Space Shows
    (Community Centres, Daycares, Gathering Rooms, Tents that are 20 ft x 20 ft )

    Funky Fiesta
    This show is great for Birthday Parties, Daycares, Clubs and School Age Programs.
    Show length: 45 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leader: Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: Junkyard Jonny creates a fatatically fun show of comedy, circus and audience participation finishing off with a fantastic drum solo at the end of the performance. Audience members will have a ball, jamming and dancing along with Jonny's crazy antics.
    Ages: All
    Space needed: 10 feet long by 10 feet deep
    Max participants: 60
    Price: $225
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    Symphony for Seniors
    This show is great for Seniors Homes and Community Seniors Programs.
    Show length: 45 min
    Number of artists: 1
    Leader: Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: 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.
    Space needed: 10 feet long by 10 feet deep
    Ages: 65+
    Price: $375
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    Large Space Shows
    (School Gyms, Halls, Outdoor)

    Super Street Show
    This show is great for Community Events, Street Parties and Churches.
    Show length: 40 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leaders: Junkyard Jonny, Recycle Ross, Juggling Joe, Recycle Rylan
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: Junkyard Symphony rocks the streets in a busker style performance, with awesome antics, junkyard jokes, terrific tricks, primal percussion and of course plenty of participation. With their "GOT2DRUM" license plate hanging from their set up, Junkyard Symphony demonstrates how rhythm is truly infectious!
    Space needed: 15 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Price: $300 community/charity, $350 schools, $400 business/festivals
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    Add a 60 min Step Up to Be A Star Show to your booking for only $75.
    Add a 60 min Bottle Ball rental to your booking for only $75.

    Junkyard Symphony's Super Street Show


    Junkyard Jam
    This show is great for School BBQ's, Daycamps, Private Parties and Festivals.
    Show length: 50 min, 60, or 70 mins
    Number of artists: 2
    Leaders: Junkyard Jonny, Recycle Ross, Juggling Joe, Recycle Rylan
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: The Junkyard Jam features radical rhythms on rubbish. Junkyard Symphony jams with the audience along to the beat of the junk. The only language spoken is the language of rhythm. Volunteers get to dance the Macarena, shake shakers, do the limbo and have a ball! The best part, however, is that after the show, volunteers get to come up and jam on the junk drums.
    Space needed: 15 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Price:
    $350 (50 mins), $400 (60 mins), $450 (70 mins) community/charity,
    $400 (50 mins), $450 (60 mins), $500 (70 mins) schools,
    $450 (50 mins), $500 (60 mins), $550 (70 mins) business/festivals
    Click here for price deals, travel costs, taxes and contract information.
    Add a 60 min Step Up to Be A Star Show to your booking for only $75.
    Add a 60 min Bottle Ball rental to your booking for only $75.

    Junkyard Symphony's Junkyard Jam



    Recycle Rock
    This show is great for School Assemblies and Library Shows.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leaders: Junkyard Jonny, Recycle Ross, Juggling Joe, Recycle Rylan
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: Junkyard Symphony's flagship show, the Recycle Rock is a fun hour of edutainment, involving plenty of audience participation, radical rhythms, terrific tricks, and discussions about recycling.
    Space needed: 15 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Max participants: 350
    Price: $445 community/charity, $495 schools, $545 business/festivals
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    Junkyard Symphony's Recycle Rock


    Rhythm Explosion
    This show is great for School Assemblies and Library Shows.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leaders: Junkyard Jonny, Recycle Ross, Juggling Joe, Recycle Rylan
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: A fusion of Junk percussion and traditional drums, Junkyard Symphony's Rhythm explosion is an awesome adventure into beat, tempo, timing and the various rhythmical styles of music. Add in some extremely talented drumming and plenty of audience participation and what you get is a fantastic percussive performance culminating in one final blast of dodge balls and pool noodle bits!
    Space needed: 15 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Max participants: 400
    Price: $495 community/charity, $545 schools, $595 business/festivals
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    Circo-Eco
    This show is great for School Assemblies and Library Shows.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leaders: Recycle Ross, Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: Similar to the Recycle Rock, the Circo-Eco involves plenty of audience participation, terrific tricks, and discussions about the environment. Instead of using the traditional recycled drums however, the Circo Eco features a junk bass along with recycled DJ beats to give Junkyard Symphony some instrumental variety.
    Space needed: 15 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Max participants: 350
    Price: $400 community/charity, $450 schools, $500 business/festivals
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    Science of Sound
    This show is great for School Assemblies and Library Shows.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leader: Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: Junkyard Symphony goes in depth into the science of sound and how it is created. Demonstrating what they use for instruments and how they were built, students will be inspired to create their own instruments from reused and recycled objects.
    Space needed: 15 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Max participants: 350
    Price: $450 community/charity, $500 schools, $550 business/festivals
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    Awesome Adults
    This show is great for Corporate and Teaching Events.
    Show length: 45 min or 60 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leader: Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: In this show the volunteers are preselected. You choose six of your most spirited outgoing people of the group and they are celebrated for the positive energy that they bring to your organisation. They are given junk instruments, funny hats and sun glasses and they do a funny dance to the rhythm . This goes over fabulously if everyone knows each other well. In the 60 min show there is a short discussion on the importance on positive energy in a working environment. This show is great for adults, corporations, businesses, teachers etc.
    Space needed: 15 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: 18 and up
    Price: $500 45 mins, $600 60 min
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    Pirates of Percussion
    This show is great for Halloween Events.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leader: Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: Dressed as pirates, Junkyard Symphony adds a Halloween theme to their circus/junk music show. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their favourite costumes as Junkyard Symphony improvises suitable routines for the different costumes.
    Space needed: 15 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Max participants: 350
    Price: $450 community/charity, $500 schools, $550 business/festivals
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    Junkyard Symphony's Pirates of Percussion


    Rudolph Rock
    This show is great for Christmas Events.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leaders: Junkyard Jonny, Recycle Ross, Juggling Joe, Recycle Rylan
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: Dressed as Santa's Helpers, Junkyard Symphony adds a Christmas theme to their circus/junk music show as they introduce the children to their friend Rudolph the Red Nose Junkdeer. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favourite Christmas costumes as Junkyard Symphony adds some joy to the festive season.
    Space needed: 15 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Max participants: 350
    Price: $450 community/charity, $500 schools, $550 business/festivals
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    Junkyard Symphony's Rudolph Rock


    Terrific Trio
    This show is great for Festivals and Graduations.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 3
    Leader: Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes
    Description: One of Junkyard Symphony's funniest shows, the Terrific Trio promises to portray a plethora of pretty plunger passing , a potpourri of people participation, and plentiful portions of powerful percussive pieces. If you have an event that calls for a crazy, wacky, fun and talented show, then the Terrific Trio is what you are looking for.
    Space needed: 15 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Price: $650 community/charity, $700 schools, $750 business/festivals
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    Giants of Junk
    This show is great for Schools, Festivals, Theatres.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 3
    Leader: Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 60 minutes
    Description: Junkyard Symphony's Giants of Junk is a gigantically fabulous show that will dazzle people with big props, big tricks, big smiles and big laughs, and teach them all about the big benefits of recycling. But it's not just the humongous 12 foot junk robot, the super cool bucket stilts, the six foot unicycle, or the gigantic juggling jugs that makes Junkyard Symphony into giants of entertainment; what makes Junkyard Symphony gigantically amazing is how they take ordinary volunteers and turn them into giant SUPER STARS! The best part however, is that the robot is a marionette in which the volunteers can easily control, and that is a lot of BIG fun!
    Additional Themes Available: Creative Construction, Science of Sound, Standing Tall Against Bullying
    Space needed: 20 feet long by 15 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Price: $675 community/charity, $725 schools, $775 business/festivals
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    Junkyard Symphony's Giants of Junk


    Recycled Circus
    This show is great Theatres and Coporate Events.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 4 to 8
    Leader: Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 45 minutes
    Description: Junkyard Symphony's most exciting show, the Recycled Circus is a wonderful spectacle that mirrors Stomp and Cirque du Soleil. Using their largest junk setup, this quartet of amazing drummers, jugglers and acrobats demonstrate the wonderful wonders of rhythm and circus arts through junk drumming, jug juggling, ladder balancing, club swinging, cup stacking, and even trampoline jumping, all to the beat of the junk. There is an environmental message too: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rock! Of course there is always lots of crowd participation as well. Volunteers will learn how to drum, go-go dance, and play the spoons. This is a spectacular show that will blow your mind!
    Space needed: 20 feet long by 20 feet deep
    Ages: All
    Price (4 artists): $900 community/charity, $950 schools, $1000 business/festivals
    Add $150 for each extra artist.
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    Junkyard Symphony's Recycled Circus

    Specialty Shows
    (Extra Fun Stuff)
    The Not on the Menu Show
    Show length: As needed
    Number of artists: your choice
    Leaders: Junkyard Jonny, Juggling Joe, Recycle Ross, Recycle Rylan
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 mins
    Description: Is the show that you want not on our menu? Let us know what you want and it most likely can be created. There will be extra production costs involved but in the end you can have the product that best suits your needs.
    Space needed: To be negotiated
    Ages: All
    Price: $To be negotiated
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    Step Up To Be A Star
    This show is great as an addition to any show.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 1
    Leaders: Junkyard Jonny, Juggling Joe, Recycle Ross, Recycle Rylan
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 10 mins
    Description: In this show the performers step back while the audience steps up. Junkyard Symphony brings out a big gogo dancing stage along with a cool junk drumset and invites audience members to come up to show their stuff as they dance and drum along to fun DJ music. The stars are encouraged with dancing and drumming tips as the crowd cheers along. This show is great to add on to another show if you need to fill entertainment time.
    Space needed: 5 feet deep by 10 feet long
    Ages: All
    Price: $75 when you book any additional Junkyard Symphony show.
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    Junkyard Symphony's Step Up To Be A Star

    Stage Shows
    (Auditoriums, Theatres, Festivals Mainstage)

    Super Stage Show
    This show is great for Mainstage Events.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leader: Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes, 5 mins on stage
    Description: Geared for fairs and festivals, Junkyard Symphony's Super Stage Show features all of their best rhtyhms, tricks and gags. When the drums are fitted with microphones, the sound is so awesome and powerful and that Junkyard Symphony easily amazes the audience in a fun and interactive show for all ages. The Super Stage Show is suitable for any stage environment and works great in festivals of all styles.
    Space needed: 15 feet wide by 10 feet deep on stage, 10 feet deep in front of stage
    Ages: All
    Price: $550 community/charity, $600 schools, $650 business/festivals
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    Junkyard Symphony's Super Stage Show


    Fiddlin' Funk
    This show is great for All Events.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 3
    Leader: Junkyard Jonny
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 30 minutes, 5 mins on stage
    Description: Geared for fairs, festivals, music clubs and theatres, Junkyard Symphony's Fiddlin' Funk is the coolest new show in town. Take a comical juggler, a dashing drummer, a funky fiddler and what you get is a whole lot of fantastic fun! You would be surprised just how much the sound of a fiddle fills the heart. There's also a message too! Junkyard Symphony discusses how our earth gets in a funk from resource mismanagement.
    Space needed: 15 feet wide by 10 feet deep on stage, 10 feet deep in front of stage
    Ages: All
    Price: $600 community/charity, $650 schools, $700 business/festivals
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    Junkyard Symphony's Fiddlin Funk


    Garbage and Guitar
    This show is great for Music Clubs and Music Festivals.
    Show length: 60 min
    Number of artists: 2
    Leaders: Junkyard Jonny, Eric the Excellent
    Home base: Ottawa
    Set up/tear down time: 5 mins on stage, 30 mins backstage
    Description: If you are looking for a great opening act for your music festival, Junkyard Symphony's Garbage and Guitar is the perfect fit. This show features a funny guitarist/singer along with a juggler/junk drummer. Some of the Junkyard Symphony original songs are sung along with good old traditonal songs that get the audience involved with call backs. In keeping with the Junkyard Symphony tradition there are some super circus tricks and of course volunteers are encouraged to take the stage to dance, sing and shake along.
    Space needed: 10 feet wide by 5 feet deep on stage
    Ages: All
    Price: $400 community/charity, $500 schools, $600 business/festivals
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    Taxes
  • 13% HST will be added to the price for shows in Ontario. For shows in the rest of Canada, 5% GST will be added. There are no taxes for shows outside of Canada.

    Late Fee
  • Payment should be made on the day of performance by cheque or cash payable to Junkyard Symphony. Cheques may be mailed after the show but a $25 late fee will be added. Please mail cheques to 78 Tamblyn Cres, Ottawa, ON, K2L-3A4.

    Travel Costs
  • We charge 25 cents per km from the Ottawa, so if your show is 200km away, it will be 400km there and back and will cost $100 for travel. Each show description (above) tells whether the show is based in Ottawa, Montreal or both. We use Mapquest to calculate driving times. There will also be accomodations charges if we are required to stay overnight. Example: Travel costs from Ottawa to Kitchener, Onatrio would be $300 Gas (6 hours) and $112 hotel (average cost for one night, 2 persons) = $412 total travel costs.

    Minimum Service Charge for Distance Shows
  • If the show you desire costs less than the minimum service charge for your area (see chart below), you will have to pay the minium service charge plus travel expenses as well. Another alternative is to find other organisations in your area to partner with so that the total service charge between the organisations is at least the minimum service charge or greater. This will allow you to pay the regular price of the show, plus a discount of up to 10%. As well, all organiations can share the travel costs.

    Driving Distance from Ottawa
    0km to 200km
    200km to 350km
    350km to 800km
    800km to 1500km
    1500km+
    Minimum Service Charge
    None
    $675
    $950
    $1500
    $2000


    Cancellation Policy
  • A cut off date is set one month prior to the show. In the event of cancellation after the cutoff date , because of rain or any other reason, the client must pay half price. The client may cancel with no obligations prior to the cutoff date. In the event that Junkyard Symphony cancels before the cutoff date, Junkyard Symphony will offer the client a show of the same value at a later date for half price. In the event that Junkyard Symphony cancels at any time after the cutoff date Junkyard Symphony will offer the client a show at a later date for free. Junkyard Symphony may be forced to end outdoor shows early because of unsuitable weather. In this case the client will be offered a price reduction on a future show.

    Contract Information
  • A contract will be emailed to you to sign in order to solidify your booking. You can return in by mail or by scanning. Sorry, but we don't use fax. Please provide the following for the contract: the date, time, location and evironment of your event (indoors, outdoors, gym, hall, classroom etc.). Please also provide your contact information: name, phone number, email, cell phone. Lastly we will need the size and age of your audience.


  • Price Deals

  • The first show is full price but each additional show on the same day in the same location will be 50% off. 5% discount off the total contract for each additional day of shows up to a maximum of 20% discount.

  • If another client nearby is found to have a second show on the same day, both clients will receive a 5% discount off the show price.

  • If three or more clients book together, all clients will receive a 10% discount off the show price. The client organizing this booking will receive 10% off the price of their show for each client involved in the booking. For example, if a school can organize a tour of 10 schools, the school will have a free show. Travel cost will still be necessary for the organizing client but the cost will be split among all the clients.

  • If you are having a fundraiser or cannot afford our full price you can receive up to $100 discount -> $1 discount for every person you can get to sign up on our facebook fanpage during a 24 hour period of your choice. Ask us for more details.

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