BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — This weekend, Southern University honored the memories of Dylan Young, Tyran Williams, and Broderick Moore. The three band members were killed in a crash Tuesday, December 6.

Students, faculty, and staff at Southern University continue to mourn the loss of the three beloved students.

BRProud’s Jessica Knox attended a Sunday, December 11 balloon release held in their honor and spoke with some of their peers, many of them saying that Young, Williams, and Moore were standouts on the field, in the classroom, and across campus.

Verbon Muhammad, Human Jukebox Section Leader, spoke highly of one of the young men, saying, “When he finally made the band. I actually put him right beside me because I knew he had the same dreams I had.”

Another friend of one of the deceased students expressed similar thoughts.

Band member, Alfred Donaldson Jr. said, “He always forced himself to be better. Like he always pushed himself to do better, be better, and just be a good character. I respected him as a musician. I respected him as a person.”

Band Director, Kedric Taylor, recalled his last encounter with Young, Williams, and Moore, saying, “He had his nice blue tux on and he told me and Mr. Tardy, he said, ‘Alright, I am about to go now.’ I said, ‘Well son, how are you getting home?’ He said, ‘Ty and Dylan.’ I said, ‘Oh, OK. Are all of y’all going to be able to fit in the car?’ He said, ‘All I got is a suitcase and a box.’ I said, ‘OK, then.’ He said, ‘I will see you back in a month for Battle of the Bands…’ No one knew it would be the last time.”

At Sunday’s event, students and university leaders united to share memories and release more than 100 balloons in honor of the three.

Dennis Shields, President- Chancellor, of Southern University said, “Our spirits are crushed at this time when we typically are filled with the joy of the holiday season.”

During the event, officials encouraged mourners to focus on celebrating the rich lives each of the young men lived.

Broderick Moore’s funeral will be held Tuesday, December 13 in Texas.

Dylan Young’s services are set for Friday, December 16.

Information on Tyran Williams’ funeral arrangements have yet to be released.