Seavine, “The Original Cymbal Gloves,” has expanded its offering to wind and brass players. The Hornline Gloves are available in four styles—a long version that covers the full hand and goes up to the elbow, a short option that covers the full hand up to the wrist, long with no fingertips, and short with no fingertips.
Customizability and reusability set The Hornline Gloves apart from the competition. Most other gloves are only available in black or white; Seavine, however, can make gloves in practically any color or pattern, and customers can even choose different designs for both arms. Additionally, most traditional marching gloves get torn or dirty within a few uses. Seavine gloves will last a musician for longer periods of time.
Reaching farther up the arm also streamlines the overall look of a marcher’s uniform. “Everybody takes the uniform so seriously,” says Chelsea Levine, the company’s founder. “You’re covered head to toe, and then as soon as you bring your instrument up, you can see your arm and your skin. I always felt that was so comical.”
Levine’s original purpose in selling Seavine gloves was to prevent injuries and start a scholarship for student musicians. Since its inception, Seavine has given away more than $12,000 in scholarships to cymbal players. With the introduction of The Hornline Gloves, Levine hopes to expand this scholarship to wind players as well.