GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization formed in July, 2015 that benefits others through music by supporting our local communities through disabilities awareness, arts therapies and preserving history through music, specifically that of the Swing Era. Read more about the Glass City Swing Band.
Founders of GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness (GCSB), Jill and Joy Procida, have a passion for disabilities awareness and preserving history through the use of a nostalgic 18-piece group playing swing music of the 1930's and 1940's. The part of GCSB's mission to support disabilities awareness is very near to both of the founders' hearts as both carry a diagnosis of limb girdle muscular dystrophy and can relate first hand to the freedom one can feel through music. GCSB will support disabilities awareness through musical education programs to enhance the lives of children and adults with special needs. One program that GCSB has developed, SCAT (Swingin' with Creative Arts Therapies), will do just that. Find out more about SCAT.
The second part of GCSB's mission is to preserve the history of the Swing Era. The founders' love for the Swing Era and music made it very easy to incorporate this aspect into GCSB's mission by providing historical concerts to local and surrounding communities.
You can help support GCSB's programs and historical concerts through several fundraisers held throughout the year, purchasing GCSB merchandise, making a tax-deductible donation and/or hiring Glass City Swing Band for your special event.
Learn more about the Glass City Swing Band and how they were formed on the GCSB page.