“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.
Saturday, November 14, 2020 ~ Virtual
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
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 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: 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.
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.
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…
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)