Mrs. Laurie Hochstetler was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. After graduating from high school, she attended Northeast Louisiana University where she received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree. She then became a graduate assistant in flute and marching band and received her Master of Music Education Degree the next year.
She and her husband, Robbie, started teaching in McAllen as band directors in 1982. Since then, she has taught at several area schools as both a band director and a choir director. She started teaching at McHi in 2002 and considers it her “Dream Job!”
She and Robbie have three children, Meredith, Morgan, Mason and a wonderful son-in-law, Andrew. She also has two dogs, Josie and Daisy.
Mrs. Hochstetler teaches the Concert Band and AP Music Theory class at McAllen High School.