Modern Band Rockfest

Modern Band Rockfest convenes music educators, arts administrators, and college and university professors from across the country to advance Modern Band in our schools.

This four-day professional development conference includes teacher-led workshops, special guest speakers, and nightly jam sessions that foster creativity and community in a peer network of more than 1,700 Modern Band practitioners nationwide.

Join us for Modern Band Rockfest 2017 Friday, July 28 through Monday, July 31 2017 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO!

“Rockfest was the embodiment of everything that music in schools should be. Little Kids Rock has changed my program and my entire career for the better!” -Joseph Campbell, music teacher in Nezperce, ID

“Modern band connects kids, it connects kids to music; it gives them a reason to come to school, to want to stay in school.” -Elaine Thomas, former Director of Elementary Art and Music, Dallas ISD

“This conference renews me, refreshes my soul from the previous school year to this upcoming year. I believe it comes from being surrounded by people cut from the same cloth and it revitalizes all of us. It’s exciting to be a part of a growing revolution of Music Education.” -Damien Dimas, music teacher in Dallas, TX

“Rockfest 2016 was exactly as our music programs should be; inclusive, generous, joyful and offered opportunity for me to try (and have success in) areas of Music that were way outside my comfort zone and experience.” -Sally Cleaver, music teacher in New York, NY