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Our Mission

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.

Glass City Swing Band

Our Story

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.

Board Member and Directors

Joy Procida

Joy Procida

Co-Founder & Musical Director - GCSB

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Deyo Cayten

Deyo Cayten

Treasurer & Acting Secretary

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Jill Procida

Jill Procida

Co-Founder & Director of Philanthropy

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Valerie Uschock

Valerie Uschock

Board Member

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anita

Anita Leonard

President of
the Board

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Raven Dickson

Raven Dickson

Board Member

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Mission Statement

GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that benefits others through music by supporting our mission which is twofold: 1. Disabilities awareness and arts therapies, and 2. Preserving history through music, specifically that of the Swing Era.

Volunteers

GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness is looking for volunteers to help with our programs, events and Fundraisers. If you or someone you know might be interested, contact us

Giving

View GCSB’s Giving page for ways you can give.

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