Your Feelgood Story of the Day
25 Oct 2011
Inside the Classics

The orchestra’s getting ready to fly to New York tomorrow for a performance at Carnegie Hall on Thursday night, and on top of that, I’m so slammed with work and practicing at the moment that I feel like I don’t even have time to breathe, let alone blog. But I wanted to take a second to call your attention to an outstanding article that appeared in today’s St. Paul Pioneer Press. Written by Bob Shaw, it’s a profile of a young man born with one arm, no legs, and a seemingly limitless supply of self-confidence and good humor.

The kid’s name is Pete Winslow. He’s 17, plays trombone in his high school band, and is a member of the U.S. National Power Soccer Team. He’s also the adopted son of our associate principal horn player, Herb Winslow. In an orchestra full of good, caring people, Herb is one of the very best, and he never misses an opportunity to beam with pride over his kids and their accomplishments. So it’s great to see him and Carolyn and Pete get such an inspiring write-up!

Okay, back to practicing and packing! I’ll try to have an update from the Big Apple at some point in the next day or two, but with our schedule as tightly packed as it is on this trip, no guarantees…

Late update, 10/28: The Strib’s got a great story on Pete running this weekend as well, with a nice video segment attached.

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