The 8th Green Machine Regiment Band is a 19th-century brass band from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. As one of the nine ensembles that make up Green Machine Ensembles, the 8th GM Regiment Band performs music from the 1800's on period brass instruments. Made up primarily of students, the band wears green military uniforms as a way to reflect the “regiment” it is attached to, George Mason University, whose colors happen to be green and gold. The band has played on significant battlefields such as Manassas/Bull Run and Bristoe Station, local historical sites such as the Blenheim Estate in Fairfax, and for international events such as the Washington Tattoo. Led by Dr. Chris Troiano, the band was formed in 2017 by Dr. Troiano and Dr. Michael Nickens as a way to teach students about popular music throughout history and as a way to have them learn about the history of bands in America.
Bring a lawn chair and a picnic dinner to enjoy this outdoor concert in Schmucker Grove on the United Lutheran Seminary campus. The concert is free and open to all, and will be held in the chapel in the case of inclement weather.
The 8th Green Machine Regiment Band on Facebook.
Videos of the band on YouTube.