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 competition@clevelandhighband.org 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  competition@clevelandhighband.org

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