Mrs. Orpen

About Me

I grew up on a small dairy farm by Grygla, MN and graduated from High School there.  I went to college at Bemidji State University - Go Beavers!   My first year of teaching was in Plummer, MN.  From there I moved to the North Shore and taught in Silver Bay for 12 years.   Next came Battle Lake which quickly became "Home" and this is year 22 for me!      I am married to John and have three grown children and three grandchildren.   They are my world.    My hobbies are everything music, kayaking, and taking pictures.

Daily Schedule

7:20-8:15 - Jazz  or 7-12 Lessons

1st hour: 7-12 Lessons

2nd hour:  J.H. General Music

3rd hour: lessons/prep

4th hour: S.H. Band


5th/6th/7th hour - Music 4, 5, 6, Elementary Band, 5th & 6th  Grade lessons

8th hour: J.H. Band

Ramp Up -  Tues. & Wed/

3:20-4:10 - Elementary lessons

Check out the Battle Lake Bands Facebook page for trip pictures, band news, etc.