Seavine Scholarships

The Cymbal Scholarship

Seavine CEO Chelsea Levine congratulating the 2018 DCI Cymbal Scholarship winners: Aaron Kim from Gold, Joseph Norem from Cascades, and Spencer Rankin from 7th Regiment.

DCI World, Open, & All-Age 2024 Scholarship is Live!

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2024 11:59 PST
(There will be 0 submissions accepted after this time)

Application structure and guidelines, please read

Welcome to the 2024 DCI Cymbal Scholarship! This scholarship is designed 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 all classes for the 2024 season including World, Open, and All-Age. No applicant can owe previous membership fees to any WGI or DCI ensemble. Your ensemble must be competing at DCI Championships in Indianapolis, IN.

The application consists of one video submission. Each applicant is to submit a video for full point consideration. The video will be scored based off of 70% content and 30% execution. We are excited to give applicants the opportunity to express themselves in spoken format.

For the video submission please read the following information:

  • Video must be a minimum length of 2 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes
  • Video submission must be uploaded to YouTube as an UNLISTED link

      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 subjective 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 before DCI Championships have concluded.

      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!

      —The Cymbal Scholarship Advisory Board

      DCI 2024 Scholarship Form

      Video Submission Prompt: From the moment you decided to audition for a DCI cymbal line, what financial steps have you taken in order to pay for this upcoming season? Explain in detail. Why is raising this money to be able to march so important to you? Why are you deserving of this scholarship?

      Please remember that this answer is scored based off of need and merit. The two sub captions for scoring are content (your story) and execution, how well you delivery your message (charisma, genuineness, etc.)

      List of Past Winners

      DCI 2024

      • David Terrell (Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps)
      • Timothy Lopez (Colts Drum and Bugle Corps)
      • Christian Behier (Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps)

      WGI 2024

      • Claire Stevens (BK Indoor)
      • Kendall Fisher (Civitas)
      • Nathan Coulter (Audio Theater)

      DCI 2023

      • Claire Stevens (Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps)
      • David Terrell (Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps)

      WGI 2023

      • Sam Short (United Percussion)
      • Luigi Taupo (Veritas)
      • Veronica Saravia (Modulation Z)

      DCI 2022

      • Owen Kensky (Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps)
      • Lea Rivera (Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps)

      WGI 2022

      • Haruka Kikuchi (Stryke)
      • Nick Kataryniak (Rhythm X)
      • Sydni Machnik (Imperial Dynasty)
      • Ember Hesse (United Percussion)
      • Elizabeth Linton (Matrix)
      • Carley Belknap (GMU Indoor)

      WGI 2020

      • Carley Belknap (George Mason University Indoor)
      • Isabel Beumer (Modulation Z)
      • Lauren Frisch (Rise Percussion 2)
      • Sebastian Orrego (INFINITY Percussion Ensemble)
      • Kia Sutcliffe (Veritas Indoor)
      • Jenjira Townsend (United Percussion 2)

      WGI 2019

      • Carley Belknap (George Mason University Indoor)
      • John David Mezger (Rhythm X)
      • Bradley Rivera (Rhythm X)
      • Shelby Robinson (Crossroads Indoor)
      • Joseph Valdecanas (NOMAD Indoor)
      • Jessica Westphal (Rise Percussion)
      • Bain Wills (INFINITY Percussion)

      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)
      • Vyvian Perez (Pulse & POW)
      • 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)

      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)