Glass City Swing Band Presents


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Swingin' With Creative Arts Therapies

S.C.A.T. has been postponed
until Fall 2018
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Sponsored by
Seton Hill University
Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Seton Hill Arts Center (SHAC)

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WHAT IS S.C.A.T.

S.C.A.T. is a collaborative expressive arts conceptualized by members of the Glass City Swing Band 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 band and to creative arts therapies in a very special opening session. From here, the children 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. During this time, parents and caregivers will participate in a special session of their own.

Those who feel comfortable will have the opportunity to share their experience at the end of the program with the Glass City Swing Band in a very special collaborative performance at the end of the day.

This program is free of charge to all participants.

INSTRUCTORS:

ART: Dana Emlendorf, MA, ATR-BC, LPC - Assistant Professor of Art Therapy, Seton Hill University;
Dani Moss, ATR-BC, LBC - Assistant Professor of Art Therapy, Seton Hill University

MUSIC: Sarah McMeekin, MEd., MT-BC - Instructor of Music Therapy, Seton Hill University

DANCE/MOVEMENT: Dawn Penney - BC-DMT, NCC, LPC, CCTP, RYT - Village Center for Holistic Therapy; Monica Gaydos, MA, R-DMP, RYT Dance Movement Psychotherapist and Yoga Instructor

PARENT/CAREGIVER PROGRAM: Laurie Fox, MMT, MT-BC, LPC - Coordinator of Music Therapy Program; Associate Professor of Music Therapy at Seton Hill University; Owner, Director at Expressive Therapy Consultants

S.C.A.T. TRACTS

TRACK 1: MUSIC

A Board Certified Music Therapist and Music Therapy Students from Seton Hill University will lead a workshop that will interpret swing selections played by the Glass City Swing Band through instrumental and/or vocal modalities.

TRACK 2: ART

A Board of Certified Art Therapist and Art Therapy Students from Seton Hill University will lead a workshop that will interpret swing selections played by the Glass City Swing Band through drawing, painting and/or sculping modalities.

TRACK 3: DANCE/MOVEMENT

A Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and students will interpret selections played by the Glass City Swing Band through traditional dance and/or creative movement modalities.

PARENT/CAREGIVER TRACK:

A Creative Arts Therapist will facilitate a special session for parents/caregivers where they will experience the benefits of expressive arts for their own self-care.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All Participants Must:

  • Be registered for this event
  • Be accompanied by parent/guardian and/or TSS at all times during the day
  • Have all medicines and personal items necessary for the day
  • Be able to attend a 5-hour event with scheduled breaks
  • Be able to tolerate a community setting with medium to large groups of people
  • Be able to tolerate sound of a live 18-piece band
  • Be responsible for transportation to and from the event

Breaks:

There will be breaks scheduled into the day, but participants should feel free to come and go as needed. There will be a quiet room provided for use at all times throughout the day. Refreshments will also be provided throughout the day.

Volunteers:

There will be volunteers available throughout the day to answer questions and offer support as needed.

ABOUT GCSB

Glass City Swing Band is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aimed at benefiting others through music. GCSB's mission statement is to: 1. Develop educational programs through music to enhance the lives of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities; 2. Preserve the history of the Swing Era by providing high quality historical concerts performed by passionate musicians to local and surrounding communities.

This organization was founded 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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

S.C.A.T. Registration Form

BROCHURE

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