Aidan Milligan’s home will be alive with the sound of music once again. The orchestra says it will replace a trombone, the pride of a budding musician, if the instrument isn’t found.
The Philadelphia Orchestra has stepped in to offer a replacement trombone to a 9-year-old with Down syndrome, whose instrument was taken from the curb outside his house Thursday morning. Because it was a trash day, his mother, Helen, said, it was unclear whether the trombone was stolen or mistakenly thrown into the garbage truck.
The special-needs student in fourth grade was so excited for his daily trombone lesson and has been practicing non-stop since he fell in love with the instrument at the beginning of the school year.
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