Goodrich Middle School teacher makes the Polka Hall of Fame

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LINCOLN, Neb. Goodrich Middle School in Lincoln now has a Hall of Fame member.
Every year in September Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame votes for a nominee and inducts them.

"This is the best honor of my life," said Kevin Koopmann, the band teacher at Goodrich.

He told 10/11 he is the third generation of Polka players in his family, and never thought this would ever happen to him.

"I am the third generation, and it's all because of my father taking me on the road with him when I was younger who inspired me," said Koopmann.

He told 10/11 reporter he loves bringing his passion of music to his class room, and hoping they continue to be successful as musicians.