About Modern Band Summit

The Modern Band Summit brings together a community of hundreds of teachers, district and state arts administrators, university professors, and world renowned artists, for four days of playing, learning, teaching, and exploring all things modern band. The event takes place in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado, and is truly unlike any other music education conference in the country.

The Summit is centered around active participation and facilitates a safe, fun, encouraging, and communal space in which educators experienced, new, and everything in between, can achieve their professional development goals.



Attendees can expect panels and keynote discussions from leading proponents and thinkers in modern band and popular music education, as well as dozens of breakout sessions on topics including instrumental skills, songwriting, technology, classroom management, stage presence, dance and movement, and more. A special emphasis is placed on the diverse genres that reflect the cultures of students and the music they listen to, such as rock, rap, R&B, electronic music, mariachi, and others.



In addition to professional development, the Summit features jam sessions, performance opportunities, networking and community-building activities, social events, and master classes.


You can receive up to two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through WorldStrides for attending Modern Band Summit free of charge. WorldStrides holds accreditation through multiple regional agencies, including AdvancED. Please check with your district with regard to acceptance policies.


If you are a modern band educator or advocate or you just want to learn more about modern band, you belong at Modern Band Summit 2019! Join the growing movement of professionals ready to collaborate, innovate, and inspire. We hope to see you there!

The Modern Band Summit is presented by national nonprofit, Little Kids Rock. For more about Little Kids Rock efforts, please visit www.littlekidsrock.org.