Big Drums called Tambol Mayor

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It is usually seen in marching bands although I saw one orchestra playing in public with that big band. In our vernacular, that big drum is called Tambol Mayor to literally mean major drum. As per the folk songs, the Tambol Mayor is always at the tail end of the parade because usually parades have the marching bands at the end. Our culture gives emphasis to the big drum maybe as a consolation for the guy who exerts effort in carrying such a big instrument.