Cleveland Critique and Competition

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. 

Important Information

Registration is $100 per school.

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 $100 per school. Click here to Register. Email with questions.

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 & $6 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

2022 Show Schedule

2022 Concession Menu

2022 Online Program

This year’s participating bands:

  • Apex Friendship High School

  • C.E. Jordan High School

  • Carteret Collective Sound

  • Charles B. Aycock High School

  • Clayton High School

  • Corinth Holders High School

  • Fike High School

  • Franklinton High School

  • Fuquay-Varina High School

  • Knightdale High School

  • Nash Central High School

  • Princeton High School

  • Smithfield-Selma High School

  • South Brunswick High School

  • Swansboro High School

  • Wake Forest High School

  • Wakefield High School

  • West Johnston High School

  • White Oak High School

  • Knightdale High School