Aidan Milligan didn't get to blow his own horn Saturday afternoon - he blew a Philadelphia Orchestra musician's trombone instead.
Aidan, a 9-year-old special-needs student whose trombone was taken from outside his Drexel Hill home three weeks ago - and later returned after his story got national media attention - watched the orchestra's first Family Concert of the season with his family at the Kimmel Center. Then he headed backstage.
"This is my trombone; I heard you got yours back," bass trombonist Blair Bollinger said, handing him the instrument. "Well, I'm glad."
Aidan met two other orchestra trombonists who are performing this season, Matthew Vaughn and Eric Carlson, and played a few notes on Bollinger's instrument. He also met bass player David Fay, who had first heard of the fourth grader's plight.