Cymbal gloves have always been a necessity in the world of the marching arts; however, for a long time, it seemed that the cymbal gloves on the market did players more harm than good.
That was until Chelsea Levine, founder of Seavine Co., decided that changes needed to be made. Touted as the “original cymbal gloves,” Seavine’s sleek design goes up to the player’s elbow, which not only hides the player’s bare arms but also minimizes abrasions and swelling, which are natural occurrences for cymbal players. The design also reduces friction around the wrists.
Aside from being useful, these cymbal gloves are unique in their marketing. All of the financial proceeds from these gloves go to scholarships for cymbal players involved in drum corps and indoor percussion.
“People were [originally] buying the gloves to support the scholarship, but now people are buying them because they’re so useful, and they can’t imagine playing cymbals without them,” Levine says.