September 28th, 2024

Mark your Calendars and start your season at a competition that is set up to create a fundamentally successful experience for your students.  It is our goal to assist each participating group to achieve new heights.


Congratulations to our 2023 C&C Winners

Cleveland Critique and Competition

Registration will open in May 2024.

The purpose of the Cleveland Critique and Competition is to provide both a learning experience and a competitive process for each band that participates. As bands are refining and preparing for the marching band season at this time of year the goals are twofold:

  1. Offer a critique process whereby directors have an opportunity to meet with an experienced judge and receive suggestions/comments in a face-to-face setting, and
  2. Provide a setting whereby registered bands can participate in an NCBA-sanctioned competition and experience the full benefit and experience of a sanctioned competition.

Registration is free until May 31.  Starting June 1 registration is $100 per school.  Registration will open in May 2024.  Checks, made out to CvHS BPA, can be mailed to 65 Glen Rd, PMB 195, Garner, NC 27529.

Email with questions.

Past Winners

2022 Cleveland Critique and Competition Winners
2021 Cleveland Critique and Competition Winners

Helpful Links:

Cleveland High School
1892 Polenta Rd, Clayton, NC 27520
Map of Facility >

Tickets are $12 for adults & FREE for 5 and under and will be available at the gate. Cash and credit will be accepted.

If you need anything prior to the event, please email us at

2024 Show Schedule

2024 Ad & Trophy Sponsor Form

2023 Online Program

2024 Concessions Menu

This year’s participating bands:

Fuquay-Varina High School * Swansboro High School * Clayton High School * Corinth Holders High School * Knightdale High School * West Johnston High School * Smithfield-Selma High School * C.E. Jordan High School * Wakefield High School * Southern Nash High School * North Johnston High School * South Johnston High School * Orange High School * White Oak High School * Holly Springs High School * Nash Central High School * Apex Friendship High School * Princeton High School * Greene Central High School * Franklinton High School * Leesville Road High School * Wake Forest High School * Spring Creek High School * Northern Durham High School * Cateret Collective