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In the future, I plan to learn to play several more instruments and hopefully become a member of the band.

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No, it's fine as it is. –  snailboat May 1 at 16:34
    
@snailboat Yeah, if he became a band member while full of hope. You are trying to use it as an adverb. Just because it ends in a "ly" does not mean that you must use it as an adverb. "He swam hopefully toward shore." That is using "hopefully" as an adverb--it is describing how he "swam". This is not describing how he 'became'. This is a parenthetical expression interrupting a thought. He did not 'become' a band member 'hopefully'. –  Apple Freejeans May 1 at 18:44
    
@snailboat By the way, the P.E. still functions as an adverb, but not "in a hopeful manner" as is the adverb form that you wish to use. www.dictionary.com hopefully adverb 1. in a hopeful manner: We worked hopefully and energetically, thinking we might finish first. 2. it is hoped; if all goes well: Hopefully, we will get to the show on time. (Notice how the second, correct use utilized a parenthetical expression.) Straight from the dictionary, bra. (Notice that it did not and could not say "We will get hopefully to the show."--BECAUSE IT IS A PARENTHETICAL EXPRESSION, BRA.) –  Apple Freejeans May 1 at 18:50

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'Hopefully' is being used as a parenthetical expression to interrupt a thought and not as a conjunctive adverb joining two sentences.

Since it is functioning as a parenthetical expression, you need to punctuate it with two commas.

"...and, hopefully, become a member of the band."

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The alternative you suggest being 'In the future, I plan to learn to play several more instruments; hopefully, I will become a member of the band.'? –  Edwin Ashworth May 1 at 15:01
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Isn't it fine the way it is though? Does there have to be commas around it? Can't be be left alone? –  Tucker May 1 at 15:41
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@Tucker For parallelism, it is better suited as a parenthetical expression: "to learn and become" vs "to learn and hopefully become" An example of how you would use it adverbially while effectively maintaining parallelism would be, "to quickly learn and hopefully become"--now we are parallel. However, since we said "to learn", we are better served using hopefully as a parenthetical expression so that it does not interfere with parallelism. –  Apple Freejeans May 1 at 15:48
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It is an expression that can be deleted without ruining the grammar or altering the meaning of the matrix sentence. This does not mean that it requires commas (or dashes or parentheses) around it. The non-adverb usage is often easily deduced, and the commas are unnecessary. Check all the examples here and here‌​. –  Edwin Ashworth May 1 at 22:06
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As opposed to 393 000 000 with one. Don't use 'He will hopefully become ...' without commas if you don't want to. Just don't force a pseudo-rule down everybody's throat. –  Edwin Ashworth May 1 at 22:39

Your bare infinitive "become" is dangling in the air. One does not know where your bare infinitive belongs to - the reader has the choice of two verbs plan and learn and you make the reader try to find out how you constructed this sentence.

That is no good. I would choose the simplest and clearest formulation: ... and I hope to become a member of the band.

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