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Hudson L
3872 E 99
(Ward 5 )
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the project

The Step team is a group of young students, with the mission of expressing themselves through step and dance, maintaining healthy bodies and minds, and building a bond amongst the students of the school. It is composed of individuals from various backgrounds and cultures.The Sophiscleveand Steppers is a way for students to express what they feel and how they feel.

The group performs to various drum cadences influenced by the contemporary style of Hip Ho This group embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) as well as the (movement) stepping choreography seated in the traditions of black Greek steppers. There aren’t any visible drill team and drum corps community based teams in the Cuyahoga county area
Our program is modeled after the Youth/ARTS Development Project. The Youth/ARTS Development Project is a comprehensive study conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Endowment for the Arts. Youth/ARTS focuses on the relationship of arts programs and at-risk youth.

the steps

  1. Marketing  2 weeks
  2. Recruitment/Registration 3 weeks
  3. Informational with Parents 1weeks
  4. Begin Practice (ongoing) 
  5. Practice 2-3 days a week 2 hours: Drillers learn dance routines and marching fundamentals, Drummers learn cadences, rudiments, marching, and stick tricks. 
  6. Goal: Have youth prepared for community showcase, parades, local and nationwide competitions 

why we're doing it

While there are so many issues our youth face  we want to provide youth the necessary skills to make well informed choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle and a successful future

In implementing our program is to:

§ bridge gaps in academics;

§ strengthen values in families;

§ develop leadership skills;

community service 

§ build self-esteem and confidence;

§ promote discipline; and

§ combat juvenile delinquency.


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $301
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
  • $125.00 4 Marching Snare = $500.00
  • $120.00 x 4 Marching Tenor Tom = $480.00
  • $2 Marching Cymbals at 99.99 = $200.00
  • $300.00 x 2 Marching Tenor Quad Sets = $600.00
  • $250.00 x 5 Marching Bass Drum = $1250.00
  • $50.00 x 50 uniforms, = $2500.00
  • Total = $5530.00 


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