Lakeland Wind Symphony
The Wind Symphony is the most advanced performing ensemble in the band program, and is designed for any student who can musically qualify for membership. This ensemble focuses on advanced qualities of performance musicianship, and beginning concepts of music theory. After school rehearsals, sectionals, and performances are mandatory. Frequent evening sectionals and rehearsals will be scheduled to prepare for festival performances after marching season is over.
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.