WGI 2016 Wrap Up!
About two weeks have passed since Winter Guard International Championships and we are still on cloud 9 from all of the excitement. With our Red Carpet Event, booth, performances, the countless pairs of The Cymbal Gloves being worn, and media in full force, our time in Dayton, OH was no short of amazing.
We had the pleasure of meeting the most talented performers the activity has to offer at our booth in the big white tent. Having everyone walk the red carpet for a photo op and to autograph our poster was something special. At the event, there were performers from every class of both Scholastic and Independent lines. Talking shop with you all and hearing about your seasons was a huge pay off and reward for us. Another notable Seavine booth activity was the birth of the game FLIP! Similar to the common basketball game of HORSE, cymbal players would challenge each other with new visuals, tricks, and techniques trying to get the other one “out” and in turn created an environment for teaching and comradery. This will certainly be a game you’ll see with us in the future!
The other big hit from the weekend at the booth were the Seavine Sunglasses and the debut of our new t-shirt. At $5 a pair, we had hundreds of protected eyes and the coolest of cymbal players in the lot rocking our shades. We certainly plan to bring these back next year! As for our new super soft shirts, they proudly sport a cymbal player and our favorite hashtag, #cymbalgloves. Huge thanks to Megan, Mark, and Caleb for making the experience what it was for our cymbal lines!
You may have seen him in the front row of side 2 in the arena, standing behind his camera in your lot, or eating a sandwich while in transit to capture more video footage, our very own Pedro Rodriguez was all over UD Arena! When the weekend concluded, he managed to get over 7,000 photos, two days worth of video footage, and sore legs to last a week! We’ve already started to roll out our 2016 WGI Media Vault on seavine.co and can’t wait for you all to see the final product. I think we can all agree that Pedro has become a staple of the cymbal community and his art means so much to us all.
Speaking of media, did you see our Snapchat geofilter at UD Arena on Saturday? We received dozens of Snaps of our colorful cymbal dude and logo from inside the arena and out in the lot . You guys killed it with the social media all week long and we loved seeing the representation!
Thank you again Seavine Fam for making this winter season the best we have ever experienced. Keep pushing the cymbal activity and we’ll continue to showcase and support all of your greatness!