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Junkyard Jonny and Speed Spence, Junkyard Jonny and Trashcan Tony

            Welcome to the Junkyard Symphony Local Website. We hope you enjoy all that this site has to offer. We think you will find that Junkyard Symphony performs a show that is great for all kinds of events and for all ages; from schools, to festivals, community and corporate events, Junkyard Symphony has done it all. If your show is outside of Ontario or Quebec, Canada, please visit our .org Global Website.

www.junkyardsymphony.org

About Junkyard Symphony
            Junkyard Symphony strives to promote environmental health and awareness through educational and extraordinary entertainment by reusing old ordinary objects that would otherwise be sadly destined for the junkyard. But to Junkyard Symphony, however, these objects are terrific treasures that can be reused for an even greater purpose.... creating lots of big smiles. In the show, the performers are the conductors while the audience is the symphony so be prepared for a radical ride of rapid rhythms, awesome antics, clownish comedy, terrific tricks, magnificent magic, tons of talent, and plenty of participation!
            Junkyard Symphony originated in Ottawa, Canada in 1992. Junkyard Symphony is an eco-entertainment company (eco standing for ecological and economical), that reuses junk to service all kinds of events for all ages. What do they do with all this junk? They do many things with junk but are best known for their Super Shows . They also teach Wonderful Workshops. They offer Radical Roving characters. They create Groovy Games by reusing junk materials and they also run a School of Drums and Percussion. On top of all that they have created several CD's using junk for instruments, and are presently working on a children's novel with a junk theme.
            Their family style shows are perfect for community, schools, festivals and corporate events. They are suited to all ages and are as entertaining as they are educational. The shows are generally performed as a duo, but solo, trio or quartet shows are also available.
           There are four show leaders, Junkyard Jonny, Junkyard Joe, Recycle Ross, and Recycle Rylan so several shows can occur at the same time. There are also various show versions and show lengths, to cater to the diferent themes and needs of the client.
           Junkyard Symphony has performed thousands of shows over the years. They have also peformed in many countries around the globe such as Singapore, China, Britain, France, Macedonia, Croatia, U.S.A., and of course Canada. They have performed for important people such as the Prime Minister of Canada, the President of Singapore, The Governor of Jiangsu Province in China, and music celebrities such as the Tragically Hip, Sheryl Crow and Ziggy Marley. They have won first place in the Canadian Association of Exhibitions National Youth Talent Contest and they have been featured on many television programs such as CBC's JONOVISION, CTV's Home Grown Cafe and CTV's Regional Contact. Most of all they have spread smiles and their message to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rock to millions of people around the world.

Junkyard Symphony has four leaders. The primary leader is Junkyard Jonny. He can perform all shows listed in the menu of shows, but Junkyard Joe, Recycle Ross and Recycle Rylan are also quilified to perform many of the shows. The circus skills and comedy vary a little with each leader but the theme, length and price of the show stay the same. This way with a diffferent leader you can have the same show year after year and have some variation to it.

Junkyard Jonny and Trashcan Tony

Since Junkyard Symphony has four leaders, several shows can occur at the same time in different locations, so if Junkyard Jonny is busy, ask us if another leader is available.

Recycle Ross and Duct Tape Dayv

Junkyard Jonny

Why is Junkyard Symphony a great show for your event?
           It's full of rhythm, a language which everyone speaks and it has a great environmental message too. Recycling is always an important topic. Most of all we keep the audience involved all throughout the show. We are also extremely professional, very flexible, non offensive, yet totally entertaining and educational all at the same time. We can perform our show in English, French or Spanish, so have a look through our site and enjoy!
Junkyard Jonny
Founder of Junkyard Symphony

Junkyard Symphony News

Junkyard Symphony at the Wasaga Beach Main Street Market
Sept 1, 2017
Junkyard Symphony at the
Wasaga Beach Main Street Market
Compost Chris shows a young volunteer how to play the drums at the Wasaga Beach Main Street Market stage. At the end of each show, Junkyard Symphony often lets the children come up to try Junkyard Symphony's drums. Wasaga Beach is the world's longest fresh water beach.
Town of Wasaga Beach

Junkyard Symphony at Ottawa Music Expo
July 16, 2017
Junkyard Symphony at the
Music and Beyond Ottawa Music Expo
Junkyard Jonny's daughter Gymnastic Gina has officialy joined the group peforming in JYS's roving recyclers and their newest addition, the Banjo Bucket Band. Music and Beyond pursues links between other art forms and cultural disciplines and music, including visual art, drama, poetry, dance, architecture, circus, magic, science, comedy, law, food and wine and even yoga. Music and Beyond is virtually unique in the international field of music festivals by making this a core part of its mandate.
Music and Beyond
Junkyard Symphony's Radical Roving

Junkyard Symphony's trailer and car
July 11, 2017
JYS Horse and Cart
Most of Junkyard Symphony's shows can fit into a tiny Honda Fit, not because JYS has very little equipment, but because Junkyard Jonny is a spectactular spacial scientist, and because the Honda Fit can actually fit alot! The trailer houses all the equipment for Junkyard Symphony's Giants of Junk.

Junkyard Symphony at the Belleville Waterfront and Ethnic Festival
July 8, 2017
Junkyard Symphony at the
Belleville Waterfront and Ethnic Festival
Compost Chris and Seismic Sacha wave to the camera. Rumblebot seems to have forgot to wave. The Belleville Waterfront and Ethnic Festival has an amazing performance pavillion, complete with a roof, a main stage, and a secondary stage for varitey acts.
Belleville Waterfront and Ethnic Festival

Junkyard Symphony at the Chapman Mills BBQ
June 9, 2017
Junkyard Symphony at the
Chapman Mills BBQ
The Chapman Mills BBQ in Barrhaven is perhaps one of the biggest school BBQ's in the city. They have bouncy castles, games, food, animals, Junkyad Symphony, and they even have their own radio station.
Chapman Mills Public School


Junkyard Symphony at Armed Forces Recreation Kick-off, Pettawawa, ON
June 4, 2017
Junkyard Symphony at the
Armed Forces Recreation Kick-off
JYS's Giants of Junk show is a hit again! Dangerous Derek drums up a storm as Junkyard Jonny and a volunteer have fun at the Petawawa Recreation Centre. Petawawa offers an amazing variety of recreational programs and activities for people of all ages.
Petawawa Parks and Recreation

Junkyard Symphony's at Lowertown fest
May 24, 2017
Junkyard Symphony at Lowertownfest
at Lowertown Fest
Junkyard Jonny tosses the diaobolo in the air as the audience looks up. Seismic Sacha plays the roving drums on the bucket stilts. It was a fun day had by all on a sunny day in May.
Lowertown Community Resrouce Centre

Junkyard Symphony's at Manor Park Public School
May 12, 2017
Junkyard Symphony at
Manor Park Public School
Eco-Ersula plays the fiddle with Junkyard Jonny and Compost Chris in their Fiddlin' Funk show. Once the kids hear the fiddle, it's hard not to dance to it. It's better to have fiddlin' kids than fidgettin' kids.
Manor Park Public School
Junkyard Symphony's Fiddlin Funk

Junkyard Symphony's at Castlefrank School
May 5, 2017
Junkyard Symphony at
Castlefrank Elementary School
Awesome Alex stands behind Rumblebot in the gym of Casltefrank School. Everyone seems to be looking to the right. We are not sure what they are looking at but it must be good.
Castlefrank Elementary School
Junkyard Symphony's Giants of Junk

Junkyard Symphony's RuMbleDanCe Video shoot
Feb 27, 2017
Junkyard Symphony
RuMbleDanCe Video Shoot
Junkyard Jake's friend Warren tries out Rumblebot's lights during JYS's winter video shoot in Jonny's backyard. Jonny spend the winter building an awesome stage for the video shoot. It includes a snow trampoline. The video was shot by Dumpster Don's Daughter Isabel and her boyfriend Mitch.

Junkyard Symphony in Cardinal, Ontario
Dec 10, 2016
Junkyard Symphony
in Cardinal, Ontario
Here is a fun picture of Junkyard Symphony at the Edwardsburgh Cardinal Business Association Kids Christmas Party in Cardinal Ontario. December is a busy month for Junkyard Symphony as there are many company Christmas parties that need quality entertainment.
Edwardsburgh Cardinal Business Association
Junkyard Symphopny's Rudolph Rock

Junkyard Symphony at  Bell High School
Oct 31, 2016
Junkyard Symphony
at Bell High School

Landfill Lil and Recycle Ross pose with the Bell Bruins Bear. Recycle Ross has some awesome hat tricks that involve three hats. We are not sure what the bear can do. Bell High School is where Junkyard Jonny graduated from in 1991. Yes, we know he is old!
Bell High School

Junkyard Symphony at St. Elizabeth School
July 28, 2016
Junkyard Symphony
at St. Elizabeth School
The St. Elizabeth School Community is in the Carlington Community of Ottawa. They are committed to sharing thier values in an atmosphere of respect and caring in order to nurture the spiritual, academic and physical development of their students.
St. Elizabeth School

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