South Lake High School is located in beautiful and historic Groveland, Florida, thirty miles west of Orlando. The school opened in 1993, combining Clermont and Groveland High Schools, and has since grown from a population of 1,100 students in its first year to around 2,200 students today. Our students come from Clermont, Groveland, Mascotte, Minneola, and the surrounding areas. Our award-winning band program consists of the Screaming Eagle Regiment, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Studio Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Combos, Chamber Ensembles, and our Indoor Guard Ensemble. We perform several concerts each year at South Lake High School and our partner schools, as well as some public community concerts, and various competitive venues throughout the State of Florida. We also perform at several South Lake High School athletic and school-sponsored events as well. We utilize music performance to educate our students about culture, quality standards, organization, time management, leadership skills, and social skills through each of our outstanding ensembles.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Tenacity – noun. 1. the quality of being tenacious, or of holding fast; persistence. 2. the quality of retaining something. 3. the quality or property of holding together firmly.
Aspiration – noun. 1. a strong desire, longing, or aim; ambition. 2. a goal or objective that is strongly desired. 3. the act of aspirating or breathing in.
Leadership – noun. 1. the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group. 2. ability to lead. 3. an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction. 4. the leaders of a group.
Optimism – noun. 1. a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. 2. the belief that good ultimately predominates over evil in the world. 3. the belief that goodness pervades reality. 4. the doctrine that the existing world is the best of all possible worlds.
Notability – noun. 1. the state or quality of being notable; distinction; prominence. 2. a notable or prominent person.
Strength – noun. 1. the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor. 2. mental power, force, or vigor. 3. moral power, firmness, or courage. 4. power by reason of influence, authority, resources, numbers, etc. 5. number, as of personnel or ships in a force or body. 6. effective force, potency, or cogency, as of inducements or arguments. 7. power of resisting force, strain, wear, etc. 8. vigor of action, language, feeling, etc. 9. something or someone that gives one strength or is a source of power or encouragement; sustenance.