Barbara J. Hoppe has taught at Pine Island Schools since 1996. She currently teaches Wind Ensemble 10-12, Concert Band 8-9, Cadet Band 6-7 and Band 5. She is also the director of several extra-curricular groups: Jazz Band, Pep Band, and Music Listening Contest.
Originating from Albany, Minnesota, Ms. Hoppe received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Prior to teaching in Pine Island, she taught K-12 music in the Rainy River-South Koochiching School District in Indus, Minnesota.
Ms. Hoppe continues to further her education by attending workshops and conferences, as well as taking courses at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. She is or has been a member of National Association for Music Education (NAfME) / Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA), Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA), Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE), Women Band Directors International (WBDI), and Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest Board (MLC, secretary).
Pine Island Schools' Music Mission
All students can achieve a high level of music literacy in the areas of performing, creating, responding and understanding; thus preparing a student to be a lifelong contributor to a more artistic society.