KC man buys enough instruments to build an urban youth orchestra — and a community

The old tympani drum Darryl Chamberlain got for cheap, about $119 on eBay, was pretty beat up — scratches, chipped paint and a soiled drum head he would have to scrap.

It was just the kind of “good deal” Chamberlain had been looking for. He could fix that old drum, give it some love and showcase it in the urban youth orchestra he has been building in Kansas City for nearly two years.

Chamberlain is a UMKC School of Education alumnus. Read more…

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