The Marching Southerners of Jacksonville State University are back safe and sound from their weeklong trip to Europe. During the trip, the Southerners performed at the World Peace Day Parade at the Vatican on New Year’s Day in Rome. During their performance, the band also performed the universities traditional fight song, “I’ll Fly Away.”
The Marching band also received a blessing from Pope Francis along with 100,000 people from across the globe. The Southerners also toured the Roman Colosseum along with a host of other historical museums and monuments.