As the Marion County Marching Knights left the field Saturday after their performance in the AAAA state semifinals at South Oldham High School, band director Shane Mitchell was smiling.
"That was a good run," he told them.
Unfortunately, for Marion County, it wasn't quite enough to reach the state finals. The top four teams in the semifinals advanced to the state finals, and the Marching Knights finished ninth overall.
"You should still be proud of what you accomplished this season," Mitchell told the band after the results were announced.