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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How did GLAD get started?
2. Who were the original members of GLAD?
3. Is GLAD an acronym, i.e., does it stand for something?
4. What GLAD print music items are available currently?
5. Why can't I find older GLAD titles in stores?
6. What are Studio Series Charts?
7. What are the group's goals?
8. How do you go about inviting GLAD to give a concert in your home town?

How did GLAD get started?

GLAD was put together by audition in the early seventies. A Philadelphia based group known as "The Fellowship" auditioned Christian musicians at many of their concerts, eventually compiling a list of possibilities from which the original members of GLAD were chosen. The original members were all in college, so the group toured primarily in the summer with occasional gigs during the school year. During 1976 everyone graduated and the decision was made to try to make a go of it as a Christian band - a risky proposition in those days.

2. Who were the original members of GLAD?

Ed Nalle (lead vocals, guitar ); Bob Kauflin (keyboards, vocals); T. Coble (bass, vocals); John Bolles (guitar, vocals); Brad Curry (drums). Fred Kramer replaced T. on bass from '73 to '75 when Don Nalle (Ed's brother) joined.

3. Is GLAD an acronym, i.e., does it stand for something?

GLAD is not an acronym. The name was chosen as a result of a poll taken my members of the group in a shopping mall in the early seventies!
Interesting note: several years ago, a friend of the group, utilizing calligraphy, wrote out many of the scriptures which contain the word "glad". This framed piece now adorns the wall in the GLAD office.

4. What GLAD print music items are available currently?

Provident Music Group has stopped the presses on all Glad songbooks. We are seeking permission to reprint some of these book on our own.
We have Studio Series Charts for most selections from GLAD's various a cappella recordings including "A Cappella Worship I and II". Cost is $10 per chart (song) plus a license fee of $2 per additional copy you wish to make.
GLAD Productions accepts MC/Visa/Discover/American Express orders at 703-777-6264. Or, order at Glad Goods Online. Shipping is $3.00 for first item, plus $.95 each additional item for domestic orders.

5. Why can't I find older GLAD titles in stores?

Some titles have gone out of print because sales have dwindled to where the record company is unwilling to make the investment required to manufacture another run. It's kind of a "catch-22". If the product isn't in the store- no one can buy it. Unless you make the product available on some level, there's no way to illustrate whether or not a demand for it exists.
The way it tends to go is: 1) for most records, the label expends the lion's share of its marketing budget in the first few months of the release, after which time, other forces (primarily touring, word of mouth, ongoing publicity) take over, and the record either sinks or swims. This is an oversimplification, but the reality is that the Christian bookstores, where most CCM records are sold, are constantly bombarded with new products, and older titles can fade away very quickly. Shelf space is limited, and the competition for it is fierce.

HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE: Back in1995, Light Records re-released five early GLAD titles on cassette and Compact Disc. Order them from our website.

The five Light re-releases:
1987 Who Do You Love?
1985 Champion of Love
1984 Live at the Kennedy Center
1983 No Less Than All
1982 Captured in Time

Also, see our discography page.

6. What are Studio Series Charts?

The Studio Series Chart format was initiated by Benson Music (GLAD's former label) after the success of the first two A Cappella Projects. A studio series chart is the actual arrangement used by GLAD in the studio. These charts are challenging and the number of parts varies from piece to piece. You receive a spiral bound master copy- cost $10. There is a $2 license fee per additional copy you wish to make. Please note: ORDER BY SONG TITLE. You may order charts off our website or by calling us at 703-777-6264 between 10am and 4:00pm Eastern.

7. What are the group's goals?

Several years ago we were encouraged to put together a mission statement. Many organizations with a Christian world-view or without now have prepared statements of their vision and goals. For all of us involved with GLAD, it's important to check ourselves frequently to see if we're being faithful to our stated direction as a band and a music ministry. Our Mission Statement follows:



We seek:

To produce audio recordings, videos, and live concerts which are:
      1) biblically and spiritually sound, in keeping with orthodox Christianity;
      2) artistically and musically excellent in relation to historic precedent.

Via our concerts, to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ with clarity so that people can apprehend the doctrines of original sin, repentance, the atonement, justification, the resurrection and salvation.

To challenge believers to live a Godly life.

To provide a spiritual growth arena for the personnel involved in Glad's ministry.

To subscribe to and have a theological orientation toward sound doctrine as put forth in the Apostles Creed. To reinforce the importance of living a life that is a logical extension and outworking of the truths we preach, and in so doing to be a witness within the community of contemporary Christian musicians.

To introduce audiences to the child sponsorship opportunities available through Compassion International's work with needy children around the world.

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried.
The third day, He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven, and sitteth
at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
From thence He shall come to judge the
quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost;
the holy catholic (or universal) church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

8. How do you go about inviting GLAD to give a concert in your home town?

Most GLAD concerts come about as a result of an invitation from a church, group of churches, a para-church ministry, a denominational headquarters, etc. We who are a part of GLAD's ministry find the most fulfillment when we know we are simply coming along side an ongoing work that is being carried out by a local church body. This is especially important because we don't have the resources to promote our own concerts around the nation from a central office or to follow up with each person who responds at a given concert.
A GLAD concert works best when a local church body develops a vision for utilizing the event as a focal point for reaching their community. A concert becomes much more than a nice evening of music when a foundation for ministry is laid through prayer and the involvement of the church body.

If you have a vision for bringing Glad to your community, please contact Patti Gates at : 732-547-3241(EST) or

-GLAD Productions