The George Mason University Indoor Drumline (GMUID) was founded in the fall of 2007 by Dr. Michael Nickens and Chris Martin as an effort to expand the reach of the marching percussion activity and bring an independent, indoor percussion ensemble to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In its inaugural season, the drumline finished 7th in the 2009 WGI Percussion Independent Open (PIO) finals, a tremendous achievement.
From there, the ensemble has undergone constant growth. In 2012, GMUID won the WGI PIO World Championship with their program, “Go,” and very shortly after announced their self-promotion to WGI Independent World class for the 2013 season. With new excitement and enthusiasm, the GMUID qualified for the 2013 WGI World Class finals, finishing in 8th place with a score of 92.25. Chris Garay led the group in further World Class competition for three seasons starting in 2015, reaching World Class finals again in 2017.
Since the 2018 season, the GMUID has been under the direction of Travis Peterman. The streak of World Class finals appearances is active through the 2019 season, while the ensemble continues to expand its brand in new directions.
THE GREEN MACHINE creates impactful, diverse, unique, and innovative performances for a variety of venues and occasions, from athletic contests to university ceremonies to student recruitment to national and international competitions. It is a multi-disciplinary arts ensemble composed of musicians, dancers, dramatists, visual artists, choreographers, arts/business managers, educators, and enthusiasts. In addition, The Green Machine’s inclusive and innovative approach represents the embodiment of Mason’s ideals and values.
CONDUCT AND POLICIES
2009 AIA Percussion Independent Open Class Champions
2009 WGI Percussion Independent Open Class Finalist - 7th (88.4000)
2010 AIA Percussion Independent Open Class Champions
2010 WGI Percussion Independant Open Class Finalist - 5th (90.963)
2011 AIA Percussion Independent Open Class Champions
2011 WGI Percussion Independent Open Class Finalist - 4th (90.213)
2012 AIA Percussion Independent Open Class Champions (91.950)
2012 WGI Percussion Independent Open Class Champions (94.900)
2013 AIA Percussion Independent World Class Champions (89.175)
2013 WGI Percussion Independent World Class Finalist - 8th (92.25)
2017 WGI Percussion Independent World Class Finalist - 15th (87.025)
2018 AIA Percussion Independent World Class Champions
2018 WGI Percussion Independent World Class Finalist - 12th (90.363)
2019 AIA Percussion Independent World Class Champions
2019 WGI Percussion Independent World Class Finalist - 10th (90.875)
Seavine Cymbal Scholarship
WGI 2020 - Carley Belknap
WGI 2019 - Carley Belknap
WGI 2018 - Molly Gormley
DCI 2017 - Carley Belknap
DCI 2017 - Molly Gormley
WGI 2017 - Gabby Palao
WGI 2017 - Molly Gormley
DCI 2016 - Gabby Palao
WGI 2016 - Gabby Palao
WGI 2019 - Kohei Akiba