Thank you to everyone who was a part of the 2017 Modern Band conference. We’re grateful for and inspired by the incredible community with a shared passion for music making and dedication to unlocking our students’ inner music makers.


2017 Resources

Carry the inspiration and energy with you into the school year with these free resources and fun things!

  1. Breakout Session Presentations: Check out all of the Rockfest PowerPoints and handouts! You can also download materials by hovering over or clicking on specific sessions on the schedule page. Don’t see the materials for a specific breakout? Let us know.
  2. Photo Gallery: Take a “scroll” down memory lane and see moments captured at your 2017 conference at Flickr.
  3. Recorded Sessions: Watch the footage of the recorded sessions on YouTube! Full playlist available here.
  4. Your Conference in the News! Check out this story on NPR.
  5. Continuing Education Units: CEUs from California State University Long Beach cost $40 for up to two credits. Interested? Register here. Participants receive a transcript from CSULB with two CEU credits. Please sign up by Friday, August 25. Please be sure to check with your school district to confirm that they will accept the CEUs from Cal State Long Beach before registering.

Conference Recap

Your Modern Band36314231471_03bb877ca3_z conference was a convergence of passionate educators from thirty-four states, six countries and four continents. From late night jam sessions and inspired conversations with colleagues to powerful presentations and large, public concerts, this year’s conference was one we will never forget. It was made all the more remarkable because of your amazing participation and contributions. Thank you so much and SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!