The Marching Pride of Jennings County performed for the last time this season on Oct. 20. The community show by the high school marching band was a huge success and received a sizable turnout.

Members — both veteran and underclassmen — basked in the bittersweet moment at the end of the show. For some, it was the last final show of their high school careers. The Marching Pride concluded the season with a sense of accomplishment as each member’s skill level improved.

The band received a second-place award at its last competition at LaSalle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. After months of practice, repetition and dedication, the Marching Pride’s hard work paid off.

For the band seniors, relief at the end of the season is mixed with nostalgia. Most, if not all, spent four years in the band program at Jennings County High School and have formed close bonds with their bandmates. Although graduation is a semester away, the seniors will always consider the Marching Pride of Jennings County a family.