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In Partnership with Clelian Heights

Swingin' with Creative Arts Therapies

October 19, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Clelian Heights

135 Clelian Heights Ln, Greensburg, PA 15601

WHAT IS 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. This program is unique in that it will introduce each participant to a special place in time: The Swing Era.

Participants will be introduced to the various instruments of the band in a very short opening session. From here, they will have the opportunity to express their interpretations of swing music in 3 separate workshops (music, art and dance/movement) led by certified creative arts professionals.

Participants will have the opportunity to share their experience with the Glass City Swing Band in a very special performance at the end of the program.

This program is free of charge to all participants.

Slideshow of SCAT, 2018

Here's a quote from SCAT, 2018

Don Graham: "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."

SCAT Program Picture

Robbie Graham

Art Track

 

TRACK 1: MUSIC

A Board Certified Music Therapist with the help of volunteers will lead a workshop that will interpret swing selections played by the Glass City Swing Band through instrumental and/or vocal modalities.

Robbie SCAT, 2018

Robbie Graham

Music Track

 

TRACK 2: ART

A Board-Certified Art Therapist with the help of volunteers will lead a workshop that will interpret swing selections played by the Glass City Swing Band through drawing, painting and/or sculping modalities.

SCAT Program Picture

SCAT Participant

Dance/Movement Track

TRACK 3: DANCE/Movement

A Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist with the help of volunteers will lead a workshop that will interpret selections played by the Glass City Swing Band through traditional dance and/or creative movement modalities.

Video from SCAT, 2018

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Please fill out the accompanying registration form (online registration or print brochure below)
  • There will be a quiet room provided for use at all times throughout the program
  • There will be volunteers available throughout the day to answer questions and offer support as needed
  • Parents, siblings and guardians are welcome to participate

Contact Valerie Uschock at 724-953-5715 with questions

ABOUT GCSB ARTS, EDUCATION AND WELLNESS

GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness is a non-profit 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.

This organization was founded in 2015 by Joy and Jill Procida who have both carried limb-girdle muscular dystrophy since the age of 7. They both received their Bachelor of Music Degrees from Seton Hill University and are highly respected musicians, educators and humanitarians in their local
community.

Joy and Jill remember the opportunities they have received throughout the years from a caring community and now wish to give back to their community and other communities through their passion for music and all the arts.

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Program Coordinators

Valerie Uschock

Valerie Uschock, Music Therapist

Valerie, MT-BC, is a graduate of Duquene University and is a Music Therapist-Board Certified. She has developed effective plans for senior communities through her own business of 21 years. She is currently employed at Vitas Healthcare where she provides Music Therapy for hospice patients across Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

Joy Procida

Joy Procida, GCSB Musical Director

Joy is a graduate of Seton Hill University with a degree in Music. She has been musical director of the Glass City Swing Band (GCSB) since it was formed in 2009. As musical director of GCSB, Joy has organized numerous events and programs. Joy and her sister Jill Procida have been putting together one-hour programs for area nursing homes since 2015.

Jill Procida

Jill Procida, GCSB Musician and Private Instructor

Jill is a graduate of Seton Hill University with a degree in Music. Jill has been a private instructor since 1989 in which she implements a plan to benefit the student in order to feel good about learning and at the same time become more efficient on the saxophone. Jill and her sister Joy Procida have been putting together one-hour programs for area nursing homes since 2015.

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

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