Dave Matthews Band saxophonist Jeff Coffin surprised the students at his former high school Spaulding High in Rochester, New Hampshire with a performance and meeting where he encouraged the students to continue with their musical education.

Coffin stressed the importance of music education as well as the current crisis facing those underfunded programs, with many schools opting to eliminate their programs.

Coffin also presented the school with a brand new xylophone in conjunction with Yamaha and DonorsChoose.org, which provide aid to public school music programs around the country.