The Blue Devils join Team Seavine with The Hornline Gloves!

We are ecstatic to announce that The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps are spearheading DCI with The Hornline Gloves by Seavine this summer! Discussions for this partnership have been a year in the making. To see the corps perform on the field with our products is immensely humbling.

"Seavine Hornline Gloves and this exciting relationship are a wonderful addition to the BDPA family. The gloves look great, feel great, and can hold up to the intense daily demands of a top drum corps. And our designers love the freedom and ability to customize colors and prints to fully realize the corps' look with any given program.” says Justin Heimbecker, CEO of BDPA.

With their 2017 production, Metamorph, The Blue Devils show the transformation of the marching activity through music, design, and costuming and where it’s going. Our helio colored Hornline Gloves are a hip addition to their diverse 2017 uniform.

For more information on The Hornline Gloves head to: www.seavine.co/hornlinegloves or send an email to info@seavine.co. To follow BD on their summer tour give them a follow on social media or check out their website!

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2017 WGI Championships Media Coverage Sign up!
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Much like last year, we will be in full force at WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH with our very own Pedro Rodriguez and media team! To make sure we get coverage of as many people as possible, we are looking to double check our list of performing groups using Seavine products this winter. If you and your group are wearing The Cymbal Gloves please fill out the form below.

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DCI 2016 Wrap Up!

Wow, DCI 2016 was amazing beyond belief for the Seavine cymbal community! We had the most cymbal lines in DCI to date using our products, an aggressive media tour, competitive success, and another round of Κψµβοσ Scholarship winners worth bragging about.

Out of the 22 cymbal lines competing at Drum Corps International Championships in Indianapolis this August, 17 of those groups were sporting The Cymbal Gloves! There was a wide range of colors you’ve probably seen in photos for rehearsal and also when suiting up in uniform. Black, white, spruce, red, blue, and silver are some of the color pallets touring the country on the arms of cymbal players this summer.  Also notable were the corps like Spirit of Atlanta using our nylon cymbal straps and white Cymple Pad Covers to really deck out their cymbals and assist them with the execution of tricky visuals.  Helping us pioneer our Hornline Gloves on the field this summer was the Madison Scouts Cymbal Line.  They had the long full hand style in full uniform for protection, style, and finesse. We can’t thank the cymbal technicians and members enough for investing in our products and using them at such a high level.

With all of these incredible lines rocking our gear this summer, we wanted to make sure we took full advantage of capturing all the magic on video and in photos.  Our very own Pedro Rodriguez hit the road for over three weeks this summer and attended more than a dozen shows.  From the west coast, midwest, and even the swamp tour, Pedro was all over the place with his camera gear getting to know all of our cymbal players and techs.  With this, we launched Episode 1 of our new video series, Seavine Spotlight.  We took a closer look at what it means to be a part of the Madison Scouts Cymbal Line with exclusive interviews and footage from the line.  Episode two and three featuring the Jersey Surf Cymbal Line and the Crossmen Cymbal Line will be out in the very near future! Besides Seavine Spotlight, we also will be releasing all of the action packed lot videos for your viewing pleasure on seavine.co and our YouTube channel.

Who says you can’t be competitively successful while fielding a cymbal line in a drum corps? Coming out on top in DCI Open Class with a gold medal and a high percussion trophy for icing on the cake was the Blue Devils B Cymbal Line! Not only did the BDB Cyms have some impressive hardware in open class, but they also finished in 15th places in world class semi finals! With their highest placement in over a decade, the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps Cymbal Line placed 10th in world class finals.  We can’t thank these five enough for their class and grace this summer on and off the field. And last but not least, in arguably one of our favorite parts of the summer, the Oregon Crusaders Cymbal Line and the Madison Scouts Cymbal Line put together cymbal ensembles for this year’s i&e compettion performing “I Can” and “Cirque de la Rue” respectively.  Huge shoutout to System Blue for putting together the Performer’s Showcase this summer and setting such an amazing stage for all the ensembles.

Speaking of winners, this summer we awarded the 5th annual Κψµβοσ Scholarship in DCI. On semi-finals night, we met up with the four winners in front of Lucas Oil Stadium to present their awards.  Congratulations again to Alex Huizen of the Madison Scouts, Gabby Palao of Jersey Surf, Colton Huebel of the Crossmen, and Shannon Lynch of the Mandarins! You guys are role models for all!

And like that, the drum corps season has come to an end. Thank you again to all the incredible performers and teachers who put in the hard work this summer all around the country.  We can’t wait to do it all again next summer for you!

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Seavine on The Grid Book Radio Show!

We are humbled to have sat down with our good friends at The Grid Book Series for the 5th episode of Grid Book Radio!  These drum dudes have been genuinely interested in Seavine and the cymbal community since day one and have taken real steps to help us spread the love and knowledge.  In this episode, Seavine owner Chelsea Levine chats about percussion education, cymbal culture, and the reveal of our newest product line, The Hornline Gloves!! (Stay tuned for website updates in the coming weeks with product photos and purchasing information.)

We want to thank Mark and John from The Grid Book Series for their passion in music education and their general cool approach to everything they do.  If you aren't familiar with The Grid Book you have to go check it out now! Seriously, GO! They not only have arguably the most useful literature on the market for modern drumming but also create some of the best media content and social presence that's out there.

 

Now sit back, listen to the great tunes, and enjoy this one of a kind chat about cymbals!

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!