I've posted about our use of 32 gallon trash cans before, but I thought a follow-up post might be of some value. We used the the drums in a circle configuration last night because the kids in my track were not only playing their own drum, but their neighbor's as well. We experimented with various rhythm patterns for about ten minutes before moving on to something else. I made it a point to kept things fun and energetic, and the kids loved it. Learning music while having a blast - can't be beat (pardon the pun).