Former Packers star to pitch in for Green Bay Symphony

Posted on: October 12, 2012

In Thursday’s (10/11) Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wisconsin), Warren Gerds writes, “The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra has tapped former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green to help carry the ball for its expanding, youth-minded Music for a Great City program. Green may find himself with baton in hand at a coming pops concert. ‘Just like I always told my coaches, “Tell me exactly what I need to do, and I’ll try to get it done,” he said Thursday at an event to make the announcement at the Weidner Center. “It’ll be fun. I like to learn new things.” Last year, approximately 1,400 Green Bay sixth-graders participated in Music for a Great City. Music-based activities included visits by music director Donato Cabrera and GBSO musicians, as they do again this year. About 900 students and their parents attended a GBSO concert last year, ‘many for the first time,’ said Michael Stefiuk, executive director. … Green played for the Packers from 2000 to 2006 and in 2009 and is the team’s all-time leading rusher. … Already this school year, Music for a Great City has involved about 100 fifth-grade students at Martin and Wequiock elementary schools in a project interpreting music as visual art. The art was shown and about a dozen students were part of Thursday’s announcement event.”

Posted October 12, 2012