For Long Reach High School students, Pomp and Circumstance wasn't the only graduation anthem on their minds last week.
Thanks to a group of five seniors, Long Reach's Class of 2014 had a graduation theme written by their classmates.
"It was a coming-of-age moment, but we know that graduation leads to something bigger and we wanted to really point that out," said D'Ante Colbert, one of the five students involved in writing the rap compilation, "We Here."
In addition to Colbert, the song features Long Reach graduates Nabil Ince, Jocelyn Peña and Nate Lobdell. Fellow graduate Ramsey Carroll served as the track's primary producer.
"They definitely loved it," Ince said of his classmates' reaction to the track. "It's definitely something that has made an impact on them. I've heard nothing but positive things for the song."
"Everybody there just worked really hard," Colbert said. "You could really feel the inspiration coming from everybody."
Ince said his classmates' response to the song has been a confirmation that people are enjoying it and the group has talent.
"To be able to make something, to use our gifts to make a song for our classmates is just gratifying and also humbling to know that the talent and the song is legit," he said.
In addition to the "We Here" track, Ince recently finished up his first mixtape "College Bound."
With graduation behind them, all five graduates are heading in their own direction.
Ince will be attending Covenant College in Georgia, but is undeclared on a major, although he would like to do something musically.
Peña will be attending Howard Community College this fall and Lobdell plans to attend the University of Maryland, where he will study government and politics. Colbert will be attending Drexel University to study music, although more on the business aspect of the profession, and Ramsey will be studying recording arts at the University of Colorado.