CEO & Founder of Seavine & The Cymbal Scholarship
Chelsea Levine is an established cymbal technician throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
She’s dedicating her post-marching career to the advancement of marching cymbals through education, Seavine, and founding The Cymbal Scholarship.
Chelsea has marched and taught in various groups around the world. She was fortunate enough to perform with Rhythm X, Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps, Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps, United Percussion & Gateway Indoor. Since aging out, Chelsea has been a cymbal technician for Rhythm X since 2014 and has previously taught Spirit and Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, Centerville High School, Western Carolina University, and DrumSpirit. She has also promoted the art of cymbal playing with clinics in the United States, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, China, and Thailand.
In 2010 Chelsea founded Seavine, her company that offers high quality cymbal and hornline performance products such as The Cymbal Gloves. She founded The Cymbal Scholarship- assisting WGI & DCI cymbal players with their membership fees. Since 2012, Seavine has given away over $25,000 to marching cymbalists fully funded by Seavine profits.
Chelsea’ is also the author and instructor of the Seavine Cymbal Education Series. It’s her hope to further strengthen the cymbal community through the videos and book. She currently resides in Nashville, TN with her super cool quad tech husband Thomas and their energetic dog Rachel.
Chelsea has been fortunate to study under the direction of many instructors including Erin O’Dore, Melissa McGoldrick, Lauren Sakowski, Ryan Jezierski, Peggy Smires, Steve Regener, Kelly Howell, Jack Borland, and Diaz Clark.
Parker Shepherd was born and raised in the great state of North Carolina. She began her career with Virtual Arts Inc. as Shipping Manager and is currently serving as Operations Manager for Seavine, LLC. Parker holds a degree in Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University and currently resides in Nashville, TN. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her dog Dolly, hike, and try out new restaurants in the Nashville area.
Creative Content Designer
Pedro Rodriguez first got involved with music at Fairfax High School in 2007. He played lead trumpet in many of the ensembles he was a part of including jazz, salsa, and the Rose Parade. He entered the drum corps scene with Gold Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008 and also performed with them in 2011. In 2009 Pedro auditioned and gained a lead trumpet spot with The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. Pedro participated 6 years in the Rose Parade with both LAUSD Honor Band and the Pasadena City College Honor Band.
Pedro first got his hands wet with media in high school as one of the main designers for his yearbook program. After graduating he started to teach music at certain schools and performed as a freelance musician. Pedro then changed careers and decided to go into graphic design for his major. On a final project for his class, Pedro decided to involve Gold Drum and Bugle Corps in his photography. He captured action shots for their 2014 season and published a book called “The Journey” containing photographs from their tour. The Journey won book of the month from the AdoramaPix photo print company. This was an incredibly humbling honor and really sparked greater ambitions for photography. Since then, Pedro has worked with various marching bands, the Rose Parade, and WGI/SCPA for winter ensembles. He loves the impact and art he has been able to create for performers from all over the world.
Pedro is currently working closely with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps as an action photographer. Pedro has also partnered with MRA Couture, Pink Mink Mafia, and Stanbury Uniforms. He is excited to be joining the media team at Seavine and creating new video and photo content for the cymbal community.
Jerry Charvat resides in Pensacola, Florida where he began his marching career at Escambia High School as a trumpet player graduating in 2005. He is currently completing his B.F.A in Graphic Design from the University of West Florida with interests in branding and identity, photography, cinematography, social media marketing, and the creative process from start to finish. His marching experience includes Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps 2007 and Music City Mystique 2008. Jerry has consulted with many ensembles across the gulf coast including Mississippi, Alabama and Florida ensembles in both cymbal instruction and visual programming respectively over the past 16 years. He has been the cymbal tech for the Escambia High School Diamonds Indoor Percussion Ensemble since 2005. He has provided cymbal instruction to the Florida State University Marching Chiefs, Big 8 cymbal line since 2010, Pioneer Drum & Bugle corps, 2013, University of South Alabama Jaguar Marching Band cymbal line since 2014, Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps 2017, and is a current cymbal and percussion visual tech at Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps since 2016. He has annually served as the lead cymbal clinician for the North West Florida Percussion Arts Society Day of Percussion . When he’s not teaching the cymbal craft, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Sherilyn, and chorkie named Sabian! He is currently working as a program specialist at the University of West Florida Center for Behavior Analysis, freelances as a graphic designer, and serves in the U.S. Navy Reserves as an Information Systems Technician.
Designer & Developer
Thomas (pronounced similarly to Spanish Tomás) built his first website in sixth grade. He coded and designed all throughout high school, but then took a ten-year hiatus from web development to focus on obtaining his master’s degree in translation, teaching English at a Belgian university, and marching and teaching drum corps. He currently teaches the Rhythm X and Mandarins quadlines, and was formerly a quad tech for Blue Knights (2017-2019) and The Cavaliers (2012-2013).
Born and raised in Belgium, Thomas speaks four languages: English, Dutch, German and French. He moved to Nashville, TN in the fall of 2017, where he now resides with his wife Chelsea and their energetic dog Rachel. He saw the move as the perfect time to get (back) into web and app design. Thomas is the owner and lead designer at Clawsun. When he isn’t teaching drums and designing he loves to travel and eat chocolate.