May 21, 2020

Commitment Form

Welcome to the Cleveland Arts Performance Ensemble! In order to plan for the 2021 fall season, we need to confirm your intention to join our competition marching band. Your acknowledgment of this form and a nonrefundable deposit of $275 will hold a spot for you in the competitive band program. The deadline to sign-up and pay the deposit is April 30, 2021.

The Cleveland Arts Performance Ensemble is a nationally-recognized and performs at the highest level of competition. This is only possible through hard work and dedicated support. You and your family are committing to a rigorous practice and competition schedule, as well as a substantial financial obligation. All marching band students are expected to attend band camp, after school rehearsals, and all competitions. Summer Band Camp is June 1-4 & June 28-July1. Fall Band Camp is July 26-30 & August 2-6. After school practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 pm until 6:00 pm. Dates for other practices and many more details about the band program are available on our website ( In addition, competition weekends typically begin in September and run through November. Most competitions require your presence all day and evening Saturday, and overnight trips usually require your presence Friday – Sunday.

The financial obligation, which we call our “fair share”, is $1,390.00 and is determined yearly based on the group’s competition schedule and approved budget. ALL FAIR SHARE PAYMENTS ARE NONREFUNDABLE. The $275 commitment deposit due is part of the total financial obligation.

The Cleveland High School Band Parent’s Association provides many fundraising opportunities for your family if a cash payment is not possible. There are fundraisers going on now; see our website for details and/or email Additionally, we host Cleveland Critique and Competition in September which requires a substantial number of volunteers from our band families and is our largest fundraiser.

We’re excited about your participation in our program!

I understand that by submitting this form, I am responsible for the time and financial commitment, that all of the practices and performances are required, and that there is an expectation of volunteering to support our Marching Band.

Parent Name(s):*
Student Name:*
Mailing Address:*
E-mail confirmation:*

Please indicate how payment for the 2021 marching season will be made (choose one):

If I choose the no-payment option, I understand that my student will not be included in, or travel with, the competitive Marching program (show), but may practice as an alternate in the discretion of the Band Director(s). I understand that only the competitive Marching program performs on the field at half-time at football games.


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