Scott Deppe

Adrian, Andre and Anthony Woodard learned quickly that family is all you have. 

Original natives of Nashville, Tennessee, in 2009 the Woodard brothers established residency in Texas. The triplets moved after their freshman year of high school, when their father landed a job in Beaumont. The move wasn’t easy for the brothers.

“We got a chance to get closer because it was just us. All of our other family was back home in Tennessee,” said Anthony.

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It’s a weekend full of fine arts events from Lamar University beginning with the Concert Band & Wind Ensemble Concert on Friday, April 21, at Silsbee High School (1575 Highway 96 N.) at 7:30 p.m.

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will present the Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Scott Deppe, director of bands, and Concert Band, under the direction of Eric Shannon, director of athletic bands, in a combined concert. This is the final band concert for Deppe, who will retire this summer.

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When Cardinal football was reintroduced in 2010, there was an excitement on campus that hadn’t been felt in a long time. It was a welcome return following two decades without a sport that Southeast Texans eat, sleep and breathe. Now that Big Red pride is back in full force, Lamar University reintroduces another tradition dating back more than half a century — the Homecoming Parade.

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