“Benefiting the special needs community through music and arts therapies.”

We support disabilities awareness through musical education programs

Our full orchestra and smaller band are both parts of GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated not just to celebrating and preserving the music we so love, but to supporting disabilities awareness through musical education programs to enhance the lives of children and adults with special needs. GCSB founders, Jill and Joy Procida both carry a diagnosis of limb girdle muscular dystrophy and can relate first-hand to the freedom one can feel through music.
To fulfill our mission, we use Glass City Swing Band, an 18-piece swing band, as well as our smaller group, Glass Half Full. You can read more about GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness and it’s driving force on our About Us page.

TESTIMONIALS
"Robbie is still talking about what a good time he had yesterday at Clelian. You guys really made a good impression on him. Thanks so much for inviting him to attend."
Don Graham
"It was so rewarding to see one of the participants that shows no emotion just burst out with clapping and a huge smile. We did what we came to accomplish!"
Jill Procida
Co-Founder GCSBArts
LATEST NEWS

SCAT
Saturday, November 14, 2020 ~ Virtual

9 am ~ 12 pm
All participants must register to attend. 

$15/participant

Schools are welcome ~ email for more information

Save the Date!
December 12, 2020
A Swingin’ Christmas Spectacular
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM ~ Virtual

GCSBArts Annual Fundraiser

Support the Special needs community virtually

$25/household


PROGRAMS AND FUNDRAISERS

SCAT
Swingin’ with Creative Arts Therapies (SCAT) is a collaborative expressive arts program conceptualized by GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness for individuals with special needs including physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities.

SCAT Minor
SCAT Minor is a one-hour program introducing participants to various musical instruments and offering the opportunity to express their interpretations of swing music through specific music-therapeutic interventions: singing/vocalizing, dance/movement and use of musical instruments/props.

Golden Memories
Golden Memories: Vitalizing Senior Communities Through Music was developed to support the health and wellness of the senior community through music. We believe that arts therapies have value to the seniors who are no longer able to get out and experience what they once did because of illness or limitations.

Are you a school that serves the special needs community?

Through SCAT, SCAT Minor and Golden Memories, we hope to give each participant a sense of self-worth and accomplishment which will help improve their overall health and wellness. 

Read on to learn how you can be a part of this worthy (and fun!) musical mission. Hint: you don’t need to be a musician…

A Swigin' Christmas Spectacular Fundraiser

A Swingin’ Christmas Spectacular Fundraiser To Support The Special Needs Community

GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness (GCSB) is an organization that benefits others through disabilities awareness, arts therapies, and preserving history through music – specifically that of the Swing Era.
Since its foundation in 2015, GCSB has…

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We support disabilities awareness in the community through musical education programs

“The official registration and financial information of GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness my be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.” (10 P.S. § 162.13)