George Mason University
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. 2009 marked the first competitive season for the GMUID and in its inaugural season, the drumline performed in WGI Percussion Independent Open (PIO) finals finishing 7th.
Since the GMUID’s first season, the ensemble has achieved consistent and measurable improvement in each competitive year. 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, enthusiasm, and a new design team, the GMUID performed at the 2013 WGI World Class finals, finishing in 8th place with a score of 92.25.
The GMUID is now under the direction of Travis Peterman. The group has worked hard and made history in the 2019 season by earning a spot in WGI PIW finals three years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019).