(AIKEN STANDARD) — When the community joined together in a day of prayer in the mid-1990s, one attendant paid special attention to the event’s trumpeter.

Linda Coffin, mother of then-home-schooled Matthew Coffin, approached the performer after her performance.

A couple years later, the performer, Barb Rollins, started teaching Matthew through private lessons.

“Then it dawned on me that Matthew was home-schooled and lived in Aiken, so maybe there were more home-schooled students in Aiken that would like to be part of a band,” Rollins said.

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