FAQs

General Information
Prices and Fees
Accommodations and Guests

General Information


When does Modern Band Summit take place and where?
Sunday, July 8 through Wednesday, July 11 2018 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado!

What is the Modern Band Colloquium? Is it the same as Modern Band Summit?
The Modern Band Colloquium is an independently-run two day gathering of academic researchers presenting work on Modern Band education, presented by the University of South Florida and Penn State. You can read more about it here. Modern Band Summit attendees are welcome to attend Colloquium sessions. Space, however, is limited.

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

How do I get to campus?
Check out our travel page for information on how to get to campus! We recommend attendees arrive by the evening of Saturday, 7/7.

What does the conference schedule look like this year?
The Modern Band Summit schedule will launch in May. You can get an idea of the types of sessions provided by checking out last year’s schedule.

Who can I contact with my additional questions?
Feel free to email mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org or call 973-746-7078 for more information.

Pricing and Fees


How much does it cost to attend?
Conference registration fees vary. The base fee is $475.00. However, certain attendees have a portion of their fee subsidized by our generous supporters. These include: trained and active Little Kids Rock teachers, Higher Education Professionals (space limited), and District Arts Administrators. If you are unsure of your attendee type when registering, please email mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org.

What does my registration fee include?
Your registration fee will include 12 conference meals and four days of amazing professional development. Lodging is not included in your registration fee. Click here to see the meals that will be provided.

How much does dorm lodging cost?
Dorm lodging can be reserved online through Colorado State University. Rates start at just $35.79 per night. Be sure to visit this page for detailed information on accommodations.

What if I need to cancel?
Registration fees are non-refundable. However, lodging fees through CSU are refundable up until June 17, 2018. There is a $15.00 cancellation fee.

Accommodations and Guests

When should I arrive to the conference?
We recommend attendees arrive to Fort Collins by the evening of Saturday, July 7. The conference ends early afternoon on Wednesday, July 11. Attendees cannot stay on campus past Thursday, July 12.

What kind of lodging should I stay in for the conference?
This year, dorm lodging can be booked online through Colorado State University. Rates start at just $35.79 per night. Be sure to visit this page for detailed information on accommodations. Reserve today to get your preferred room type!

We also have a special negotiated rate at the Fort Collins Hilton. You can reserve your room here.You can see more ideas for family accommodations here.

I want to bring a guest that will not attend the conference. What are my options?
You are welcome to bring a guest over the age of 18 if you plan to stay in the dorms. When you book your lodging through CSU, be sure to pick a double occupancy room and choose the “Additional Guest – Lodging Upgrade.” You also have the option of adding the guest meal upgrade, your guest will be able to join you for all conference meals for the price of $160.00.

Can my guest attend the conference?
If you are bringing a guest and they plan to attend sessions, they must register as a conference attendee.