North Greenville Indoor is a non-profit youth percussion ensemble that is based out of and sponsored by North Greenville University in Greenville, South Carolina. The ensemble exists to educate young musicians by striving toward excellence in the marching arts. We are made up of approximately 35-40 musicians, ages 14 to 22 (22 being the age out), and compete in the Percussion Independent A class of Winter Guard International.
The 2016-17 Indoor Season marked NGI’s inaugural season. NGI competed as a member of the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association (CWEA) and Winter Guard International (WGI) in the Percussion Independent A Class. In our first year, NGI won the Independent A Class at the CWEA Championships and made it to semi-finals at the WGI World Championships, where we finished 19th out of 29 participating drumlines.
Director - Travis Waters
Travis Waters is in his 2nd year as Director of NGI. He is in his 7th year as the Band Director at Greenville Senior High School in Greenville, South Carolina, and has served as a band director for 11 years. Under the direction of Mr. Waters, his bands have medaled at state 3 times, been a state finalist 5 times, with 1 State Championship. His indoor groups have won 3 gold medals and 3 silver medals in Scholastic A/Open and Independent A/Open. His groups have also been finalists for WGI Regionals and Super Regionals for 6 years. He lives in Greer, SC with his gorgeous wife Katie and sons Brent and Gavin. He graduated North Greenville University in 2007 with a BA in Music Education.
Assistant Director of Operations - Josh Terry
Josh Terry is excited to be back working with the North Greenville Indoor Front Ensemble for his 2nd season as well as taking on the role of Assistant Director of Operations. He is a native of Lexington, SC. Josh is a graduate of The University of South Carolina (2016) with a bachelors degree in Music Education, where he studied under Dr. Scott Herring. Josh has taught indoor and outdoor marching ensembles at various high schools in the Midlands, including Dreher High School (2015), White Knoll High School (2016), and Spring Valley High School (2016). His performing career includes Lexington High School Bands (2008-2012), Palmetto Percussion (2009), Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps (2014), various ensembles at USC (2012-2016), and The Carolina Band Drumline (2012-2014). Josh currently lives in Spartanburg and is the Music Director at Lockhart Elementary Middle School and the Assistant Director of Bands for the Union County High School Sting Machine.
Assistant Director of Ensemble - Sam Studley
Sam Studley is a Music Educator and Percussionist based in the upstate of South Carolina. Currently, Sam is a HS Band and Orchestra Director in Greenville County. Before becoming a full-time director, he served as percussion coordinator and arranger for numerous groups in SC. Sam spent four seasons serving as a Bass technician with PIW group Palmetto Percussion, and was Co-Director of PIA group Catalyst Percussion in 2011-2012. He served as the Percussion coordinator for Greer HS from 2009-2015, and also worked with high school's such as Dorman, Mauldin, Blue Ridge, Riverside and Easley.
Sam is a 2011 graduate from North Greenville University and has his B.A. in Music Education. He marched with Palmetto Percussions PBJ Bassline for three seasons in 07, 09, and '10 (PIO Gold Medalists). He is a member of NAfME, PAS and SCMEA.
Show Design – Garrett Ciriello, Sam Studley, Travis Waters
Drill Design – Erik Hines