Lakeland Jazz Band
The Jazz Band is an curricular performing ensemble, designed for any student who can musically qualify for membership. This ensemble will focus on expanding students exposure to jazz literature, and will also address jazz theory and improvisational skills. After school rehearsals and performances are mandatory. Auditions will be held early in the fall semester for interested students.
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.