About Modern Band Rockfest and Symposium

Modern Band Rockfest and Symposium is the only national conference focused on advancing Modern Band in the US public school system. Modern Band programs are impacting schoolchildren, teachers and districts nationwide. At the third annual conference, music teachers, arts administrators, and higher education leaders from more than 30 cities across the country will convene to share ideas, develop new resources, and collaborate in an effort to make Modern Band more accessible to students. The conference will feature more than 30 teacher-led workshops that will help enhance teaching methods in the classroom, a symposium that will spark new ideas and jam sessions to encourage music makers to connect with their instruments and each other.

“It’s the most relevant musical conference I have been to since I started teaching.”

“All of the presentations I attended were excellent, filled with ideas and resources for me to implement this year!!

“The energy was CONTAGIOUS!”


Develop Professionally

Learn new teaching techniques from your peers or brush up on instrument skills.


Engage with Higher Ed

Learn about efforts being made to expand Modern Band in higher education and school districts across the country.