About Modern Band Summit

Whether you are curious about modern band music programming or an experienced pro, the Modern Band Summit is the place for you! The conference is grounded in active participation and facilitates a safe, fun, encouraging, and communal learning for educators experienced, new, and everything in between. Come and achieve your professional development goals. Come, inspire and be inspired! For a closer look as to what to expect check out our 2019 Recap.


Learn From the Best

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.

Have Fun

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

Earn CEUs

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.

Join the Movement

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!
For more information, check out our Travel/Lodging and FAQ pages.
If you have any questions, please contact us at mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org or call (973) 746-7078.
The Modern Band Summit is presented by national nonprofit, Little Kids Rock. For more about Little Kids Rock efforts, please visit www.littlekidsrock.org.