Inspired By Garbage

When was the last time you took a good look at the possibilities in your garbage can?

Last week we talked about helping our kids find their passion and pursue it earnestly. This week, we’re turning our attention to kids who have done just that.

Here in Sarasota, there’s a group of five teens who have become local celebrities because of the treasure they found in their trash. They call themselves The Garbage Men, and they are a cover band who plays mostly classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s using instruments that they made entirely out of garbage!

Check it out.

Electric Guitar

Electric Guitar

Electric Bass Guitar

Electric Bass Guitar

Electric Violin

Electric Violin

Alto Sax

Alto Sax

Bugle

Bugle

Drum Kit

Drum Kit

Chromatic Percussion

Chromatic Percussion

Mailbox Snare Drum

Mailbox Snare Drum

Their slogan is “Garbage In: Music Out,” and they’ve taken their mission on the road to promote recycling, reusing and community service, playing all across the country and on national TV. And 100% of the proceeds of CD and merchandise sales go Heifer International and other charities.

We’ve heard them play around town, and amazingly, they sound great on their recycled instruments!

Our hope is that The Garbage Men and other young people like them will inspire YOUR family, as they’ve inspired ours.

This Saturday on Parenting on Purpose with Jenni and Jody, we are talking to another group of young musicians. They’ll tell us about how they wrote their own music and produced it and how they balance their time between schoolwork, chores on their family farm and writing and playing music.

Tune in live at 10:00AM on the emergency radios. If you’re out of town, you can still listen. Head over to the station website and listen live streaming or download an app to listen on your mobile device.

 

 

 

Jenni Stahlmann

Jenni Stahlmann is the mom of seven kids (ages 1 to 20) including one on the autism spectrum. She and her husband Matthew homeschool the whole brood. Jenni has been a journalist for more than 20 years, having covered government, business and family issues for a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Currently, she and Jody co-host a weekly syndicated radio show, write a weekly newspaper column and freelance articles and speak at churches, political groups and homeschool conventions about parenting on purpose.

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Jenni Stahlmann is the mom of seven kids (ages 1 to 20) including one on the autism spectrum. She and her husband Matthew homeschool the whole brood. Jenni has been a journalist for more than 20 years, having covered government, business and family issues for a wide range of magazines and newspapers. Currently, she and Jody co-host a weekly syndicated radio show, write a weekly newspaper column and freelance articles and speak at churches, political groups and homeschool conventions about parenting on purpose.