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ABOUT

HISTORY

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 Percussion Independent World (PIW) class for the 2013 season. Finding success quickly yet again, 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 summer of 2017, the GMUID has been under the direction of Travis Peterman. The streak of World Class finals appearances is active through the 2022 season, with the competitive placement increasing each year since their return to Saturday night. The ensemble continues to expand its brand in new directions entering the 2023 season.

MISSION STATEMENT

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

The GMU Indoor Drumline is proud to be a part of Winter Guard International (WGI). The group enforces all WGI policies, including but not limited to: the WGI Code of Conduct, the WGI Participant Abuse Protection Policy, and all applicable bylaws. 

 
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AWARDS

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)

2022 AIA Percussion Independent World Class Champions

2022 WGI Percussion Independent World Class Finalist - 9th (92.688)

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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Seavine Cymbal Scholarship

WGI 2022 - Carley Belknap

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 Scholarship

WGI 2019 - Kohei Akiba