SHEBOYGAN — The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra was awarded a grant in the amount of $3,000 to be used for the annual Children’s Concerts.
The Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded $450,000 to 145 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin in its annual distribution of grants.
Both the total donation amount and the number of recipient organizations are records for the Foundation. “We’re honored to recognize the efforts of this year’s recipients,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said at the event. “We congratulate each of them for the tremendous impact they make in their communities.”
The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra invites all fourth graders in Sheboygan County to its annual Children’s Concerts. These two 45-minute orchestral performances are presented in the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by the Sheboygan Symphony and the Sheboygan Area School District. Students attend a short concert where they are introduced to the instruments of the orchestra, musical terms, famous composers and concert manners.
The annual Children’s Concerts will be two concerts held on Wednesday, March 20 at 9 AM and 10:30 AM.
For many students, this event is the first time they have the opportunity to see the Weill Center and experience a live orchestral performance.
The Sheboygan Area School District and Sheboygan Symphony realize that children’s ability to learn and ultimate success is enhanced by providing a broad range of diverse experiences such as this introduction to the classical musical genre. Over 27,000 students have attended the Children’s Concerts over the past 19 years.