Jessica Hopkins, daughter of Judey and Francis Hopkins of West Pittston, is one of the newest piccolo players in the Penn State Blue Band. Hopkins, a 2017 graduate of Wyoming Area, has been playing flute and piccolo since fifth grade. She was a member of the concert and marching bands and indoor percussion at Wyoming Area. She also was a member of the Northeast Youth Wind Band at Marywood. She has participated in many PMEA Festivals, including as a member of All State Band. Hopkins is attending Penn State at State College, where she is majoring in music education. At left, Jessica Hopkins performs with the Blue Band at half time of Penn State’s season opener against Akron on Saturday, Sept. 2.