Glass City Swing Band Presents


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Swingin' With Creative Arts Therapies

October 20, 2018

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by

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WHAT IS S.C.A.T.

Swingin' with Creative Arts Therapies (S.C.A.T.) is a collaborative expressive arts program 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 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.

MEET THE PROFESSIONALS:

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

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Please fill out the accompanying registration form
  • 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

Glass City Swing Band Inc. of Westmoreland County, PA is a volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults with special needs (including physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities) while sharing our love of the swing era by providing certified therapist-led creative arts workshops, swing band performances, and music education programs.

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.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

S.C.A.T. Registration Form

BROCHURE

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