Several months ago, we purchased several large 32 gallon garbage cans from a local hardware store to use as bass drums. The kids can also use these as desks when we are working on learning rhythm exercises. It can get pretty loud at times, but the kids seem to enjoy it. Ironically, the drum mallets cost more than the garbage cans! By the way, we first purchased these to use with our Youth Worship Arts ministry. It was a cool percussion addition to a Christmas song we were singing. Since we already owned the cans, I decided to pull them out with the kids. It has proven quite successful.