Check out answers to all your Modern Band Summit questions below! Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email mbsummit@littlekidsrock.org or call 973-746-7078.

General Information
Pricing and Fees
Accommodations and Guests
Getting to CSU/Parking
Transportation at the Conference

General Information

Modern Band Summit will take place Monday, July 16 – 19, 2020 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado!

Modern Band Colloquium
The Modern Band Colloquium is a track of the Modern Band Summit for higher education researchers, scholars, and practitioners interested in exploring approaches in music education that expand the vision and practice of and future music teaching and learning. The Modern Band Colloquium is an autonomous conference run by the Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design at Penn State University, Ithaca College, and Montclair State University with the support of Little Kids Rock.

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. You will be able to opt-in for CEUs before the conference.

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.

Pricing and Fees

How much does it cost to attend?
Conference registration fees vary. The base fee is $370.00. 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 11 conference meals and four days of amazing professional development. Lodging is not included in your registration fee.

What if I need to cancel?
Registration fees are non-refundable. However, lodging fees through CSU are refundable up until June 26, 2020. There is an $18.00 cancellation fee.

Accommodations and Guests

When should I arrive to the conference?
We recommend attendees arrive to Fort Collins by the evening of Wednesday July 15. However, if you are a first time teacher taking the Modern Band 101 or you are taking the Modern Band 102 course on the conference pre-day (7/15), we recommend you arrive the evening of July 14. The conference ends early afternoon on Sunday, July 19. Attendees cannot stay on campus past 12pm Monday, July 20.

What kind of lodging should I stay in for the conference?
Attendees have the option to stay on or off campus for the conference:

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 $165.00.

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.

Getting to CSU

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, CO. The closest major airport to CSU is Denver International Airport (DEN).

  • Groome: Shuttles through Groome run about every hour to the CSU Laurel Village dorms as well as other locations in Fort Collins. Special negotiated rates through Little Kids Rock are available. Click here for the booking link and instructions.
  • Charter Bus: We will also be offering the convenience of airport charter buses to get to DEN at the end of the conference on 7/19. The cost is $20 per person, departures will be at 10:15am, 2:15pm, and 6:15pm. This bus will leave from the Laurel Village dorms at CSU. Space is limited, click here to reserve your spot. Please plan for at least a 1.5 hour ride to DEN.
  • Parking on Campus:
    • Staying on campus: If you plan to stay on campus and park at CSU, parking in all ‘Q’, ‘W’, ‘X’ and ‘Z’ parking zones is included in your accommodations. CSU will need to collect your plate number on your housing form or at check-in.
    • Parking Pass: Premier “A” Lot Pass – $55.00: This pass gives access to “A” parking lots for the duration of the conference, including spaces right outside of Lory Student Center.
    • Parking Pass: Conference Lots – $24.00: Parking in all ‘Q’, ‘W’, ‘X’ and ‘Z’ parking zones.

Transportation at the Conference

Charter buses will be provided from campus to select evening activities that take place downtown. Pickup times will be provided in your conference program book.