ENSEMBLES

SCREAMING EAGLE REGIMENT

The Screaming Eagle Regiment is the marching band component of our program. All of our instrumental music students are required to participate in the Screaming Eagle Regiment as it is the ensemble school and program culture is introduced and developed. It is our most visible ensemble and acts as a major ambassador for our school across the state and around our community. With around 100-120 students, this ensemble participates at football games, concerts, parades, and various marching competitions and evaluations.


CONCERT ENSEMBLES

The Wind Symphony is our premier concert band here at South Lake High School. This ensemble is made up of 50-80 students, who excel at their instrument, as determined through audition. This ensemble performs a wide range of musical pedagogy from the military band tradition, orchestral transcriptions, standard wind band literature, and modern interpretive pieces. This ensemble also participates in several concerts per year in our 700-seat performing arts center, and around our local community, including in the newly-constructed Lake David Park Amphitheater Stage in Downtown Groveland. Our Wind Symphony also incorporates multiple chamber ensembles, including Woodwind Choir, Saxophone Ensemble, Brass Choir, Trombone Ensemble, and Percussion Ensembles. These smaller ensembles are also sometimes featured during our public performances.


JAZZ ENSEMBLES

The Studio Jazz Ensemble is our premier jazz band here at South Lake High School. This ensemble is made up of around 25-30 students, who excel at their instrument, as determined through audition. This ensemble performs a wide range of jazz band appropriate pedagogy, including ragtime, swing, big band, bebop, Latin styles, rock, funk, and various other modern styles. This ensemble also participates in several concerts per year in our 700-seat performing arts center, and around our local community, including in the newly-constructed Lake David Park Amphitheater Stage in Downtown Groveland. Our Jazz Ensemble also incorporates several smaller Jazz Combo ensembles, which are sometimes also featured in our public performances.


COBALT GUARD ENSEMBLE

Our Cobalt Guard Ensemble is made up of students in grades 9 through 12 who participate as guard members with our Screaming Eagle Regiment. They continue into the Winter and Spring months as a separate ensemble to further hone their skills and develop a show to be performed in gymnasiums. This ensemble performs at various competitions and evaluations throughout our area, and the throughout the state of Florida.


HONOR BANDS

Students in our program have several opportunities to participate in local and state Honor Bands. Click below for more information regarding All-State and All-District honor bands.

All-State Band Audition Information

All-District Concert & Jazz Band Audition Information