The auxiliary units perform in the fall semester with the Dreadnaught Marching Band. The color guard meets as a class during the school day. The majorette squad is strictly an extra-curricular activity. All regulations and requirements of membership in the band program will otherwise apply to all members of the color guard and the majorettes. Members of these units are directly responsible to their sponsor and instructor for all activities, including rehearsals, performances, and extra activities such as fundraisers. Auxiliary rehearsals and contests in the spring are at the discretion and arrangement of the sponsor for each unit.
The Lakeland High School Band is made up of several ensembles that collectively form the band program as a whole. The Florida School Music Association forbids any student with a cumulative GPA below 2.0 from performing in any type of Music Performance Assessment, including marching, concert, and solo & ensemble festivals. All students are therefore expected to successfully maintain this minimum GPA in order to be productive members of the band program.
All band classes and activities at Lakeland High School are governed by the Polk County Fine Arts curriculum, and also by the Sunshine State Standards for secondary music classes.