Lakeland Drum Line
The Lakeland Drumline (LDL) is a curricular extension of our percussion class that performs with the Dreadnaught Marching Band. LDL is often invited to perform around the city without the rest of the marching band. The drumline and front ensemble will focus on developing fundamental techniques and the skills necessary to play a variety of percussion instruments in a high-energy outdoor performance setting. After football season, percussionists will begin Solo & Ensemble and concert band material.
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.