Historically, drums were used to call villagers to meetings or in celebrating a special event. Today, they are a great addition to your rhythm band instruments - teaching rhythm and encouraging group participation. Fun for groups of any size or for drum circles, this large floor drum has quality construction and brightly illustrated base. The base is elevated so that the drum resonates with a rich deep sound. The drum includes 2 fabric-covered mallets (drumsticks) so that 2 children can play at one time. Measures 18"Dia. x 8"H.