Seavine was founded on the idea to sell useful products made for cymbal players to fund scholarships for cymbal players. And so it is, 77 scholarships and $20,000 later we’ve been able to assist with a lot of membership fees for DCI and WGI cymbal players.

100% of our profits fund The Cymbal Scholarship. Every pair of The Cymbal Gloves or t-shirt you purchase goes right to our philanthropic goal to help as many performers as we can.

The 2019 WGI Cymbal Scholarship will be released closer to the end of the year. Keep checking this page and our social media accounts for the release!

WGI Application deadline coming soon.

*****New application structure and guidelines, please read!!!*****

Welcome to the new and improved 2018 DCI Cymbal Scholarship! This big update to the scholarship is in hopes to get financial assistance to those that need it most.

Eligibility for The Cymbal Scholarship is for all contracted DCI cymbal players in Open and World Class for the 2018 season. No applicant can owe previous membership fees to any WGI or DCI ensemble.

The application is broken up into two main sections; one video submission and one essay question. Each applicant is to submit entries for both sections for full point consideration. Each part will be scored based off of 70% content and 30% delivery. We are excited to give applicants the opportunity to express themselves both in spoken and written format.

For the video submission please read the following information:

  • Video must be be a minimum length of 1 minute and 30 seconds and a maximum length of 4 minutes.

  • Please state your full name in the video

  • The applicant must be the sole person speaking in the submitted video

  • All video submissions must be uploaded to YouTube as UNLISTED (not public or private)

  • Any video that is not uploaded to YouTube as unlisted will not be considered for adjudication

  • Video submission WILL NOT be scored based off of editing skills, effects, or quality of camera

  • Score will be based off of financial need and delivery of your financial circumstances

For the essay submission please read the following information:

  • All essays should be submitted on the application

  • We highly recommend typing your essay in a word processing software and then copy and pasting it into the given area

  • For full point value, answer the given prompt in complete sentences with spelling, grammar, format, and completeness of thought with the utmost attention

  • Answers should be between 300-700 words.

The judging panel consists of former and current cymbal educators along with other qualified leaders within the marching community. It is important to remember that the adjudication process is objective but judging guidelines and rubrics are followed to the utmost detail and transparency.

In the event that you win The Cymbal Scholarship and do not finish your marching season, you are expected to return all scholarship monies to Seavine.

The Cymbal Scholarship is made possible by cymbal players and for cymbal players. The Cymbal Scholarship is fully funded by Seavine profits and is only possible by all of the incredible performers and educators that purchase our products such as The Cymbal Gloves.

We are incredibly excited to offer the only scholarship designated to those that play a unique part in the drumline as a marching cymbal player. Best of luck with your application and have a great DCI season!

Best of luck!,

The Cymbal Scholarship Advisory Board

List of Historical Winners

DCI 2018

Aaron Kim- Gold Drum and Bugle Corps
Joseph Norem- Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps
Spencer Rankin- 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps

WGI 2018

Bradley Rivera- Rhythm X
Chanelle Brown- Nomad Indoor Drumline
Isabel Beumer- Modulation Z
Jonathan Earl- Audio Theater
Kia Sutcliffe- Legacy Indoor
Molly Gormley- George Mason University Indoor

DCI 2017

Carley Belknap- Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps
Hijlco Lankhorst- Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps
Jenna Errthum- Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps
Molly Gormley- Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps
Peyton Alexander- Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps
Tamun Hanjra- Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps

WGI 2017

Bethany Cady- Matrix Open
Brandon McKinley- INFINITY
Christopher Carlin- Rhythm X
Gabriella Palao- George Mason University Indoor
Jessica Westphal- Rise Percussion
Madison Gifford- STRYKE Percussion 2
Molly Gormley- George Mason University Indoor

DCI 2016

Colton Huebel- The Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps
Gabby Palao- Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps
Alex Huizen- Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps
Shannon Lynch- Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps

WGI 2016

Joshua Napier- Infinity Percussion (Infinity3)
Branden Annakie- Chattanooga Independent Percussion Ensemble
Liv Arback- Rise Percussion
Rachel Rainwater- Atlanta Quest Independent Indoor Drumline (Q2)
Christopher Carlin- Rhythm X
Jessica Kukla- NorthCoast Academy
Ronnie MacDuff- Cavaliers Indoor Percussion
Gabby Palao- George Mason University Indoor

DCI 2015

Alexander Huizen- Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps
Conner Arndt- Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps
Danielle Davis- Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps
Payton Hisock- The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps
Alex Queen- Legends Drum and Bugle Corps
Michael Sasson- Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps

WGI 2015

Christopher Carlin- FIU Indoor Ensembles
David Haven- Atlanta Quest Cymbals
Anamaria Martinez- FIU Indoor
Kendall Montie- Infinity Percussion
Kea’Anee Morgan- Blue Knights Cymbal Line
Vyvian Perez- Pulse & POW Cymbal Line
Rachel Rainwater- Q2
Shea Snyder- Dark Sky Percussion

DCI 2014

Ryan Moreno- The Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps
Daniel Moreno- Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps
Weston Powers- Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps
Joseph Wattenhofer- Colts Drum & Bugle Corps
Josh Diaz- The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps Cymbal Line

WGI 2014

Kelsey Ferguson- Matrix
Katey Black- Atlanta Quest
Taylor Vennewitz- Legacy Indoor
Edgar Anguiano- POW Percussion
Tristan Beitler- Aftermath Percussion
Andi Johns- Motor City Percussion
Sophie Soueid- Vigilantes Indoor
Neechelle Takinen- Breakthrough Indoor
Jenna Cisneros- REEF Independent
Caleb Branschbich- Legends Indoor
Aaron Hunt- Chattanooga Independent
Cooper Mannon- Notre Dame Indoor Percussion Ensemble

DCI 2013

Tyler Fass- Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps
Robert Dozier- Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps
Jason Surkin- Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps
Gerard Bahri- Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps

WGI 2013

Rachel Adams- Rhythm X
Andrew Herchfelt- Arizona State University Indoor Ensemble
Steve Nelson- Palmetto Percussion
Joel Lopez- INFINITY Percussion

DCI 2012

Marc Stephenson- Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps
Alex Rosas- Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps
Zack Blessing- Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps
Adrian Sarmiento- Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps