via BlackAmericaWeb:

Darryl Chamberlain was determined to create a youth orchestra come hell or high water.

In these uncertain times, where public school budget cuts are impacting African American students perhaps more than ever before, Chamberlain, a history teacher in Kansas City, Missouri, began thinking out of the box.

I’m glad he did.

Chamberlain wants to change young lives through music but he had limited resources. So with the money he received playing piano in local churches, Chamberlain bought 70 used instruments, some from pawn shops, and cleaned them up for the students in his class.

The result: The A-Flat Orchestra.

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