The Pride of Kathleen Ensembles


The Kathleen High School Band Department is home to The Pride of Kathleen Band. The department offers Marching, Concert, Jazz, and Pep bands as well as the Color Guard and Drum Line Corps ensembles under the direction of Director Miller. The Pride of Kathleen Band welcomes students of ALL levels to join from both Kathleen high School (KHS) and Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) campuses. From beginners to advanced players, have a spot for you! The band department provides entertainment and spreads school pride and spirit throughout the school year. In addition, we host concerts, march in parades, and perform at Florida Band Masters Association MPA events throughout the year.

The Pride of Kathleen Band & Color Guard has a long tradition of promoting the following principles:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Personal Development
  • Social Enrichment
  • Musical Growth
  • Group Identity
  • Recreative Activity
  • School Pride
  • Community Service

Marching Band

The Pride of Kathleen Marching Band performs at major school events in and around of the community. To be apart of the Marching band you must be academically strong, physically fit and eager to learn. The Pride of Kathleen Marching Band performs at football games, parades, festivals and community events.

Photograph of low brass players (baritones and trombones) from the 2019 Kathleen High School Red Devil Marching Band playing on the field at Kathleen High School. Photo Credit: Lakeland Ledger
Photograph of the 2019 Winter Guard performing with flags on stage at the Annual 2019 Winter Concert. Photo Shows five female students, in red and black dresses, spinning red, silver, and black flags above their heads. Photo Credit: Richard Ross @BandDadMedia

Color Guard

The Kathleen High School Color Guard performs both with the bands and in separate ensembles throughout the year. During marching season they perform as the Inferno Color Guard alongside the Marching Band and Drum line, in both the stands and on the field. In the Winter they perform as the Winter Guard. In the Spring they again perform as the Inferno Color Guard and perform at concerts in the Kathleen High School Auditorium and at Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit (FFCC) events.

Drum Line Corps

The Drum Line is an integral part of the band program at Kathleen High School. They set the tempo and impress with their swing and rhythm. In the Fall, they perform alongside the Color Guard and the Marching Band at football games and events. In Winter, they march alongside them in parades and events. The Drum Line also performs in Concerts, Solo & Ensemble, and on campus throughout the year.

Photograph of the Kathleen High School Drumline performing at the Annual 2019 Sun N Fun Fly-in in Lakeland, Fl. Photo Credit: Richard Ross @BandDadMedia
Photograph from the Kathleen High School auditorium control room of the Kathleen High School Symphonic Band performing at the Annual 2019 Winter Concert. Photo Credit: Richard Ross @BandDadMedia

Concert Band

Kathleen High School Concert and Symphony band is made up of talented individuals that play music from different time periods. We are exposed to a diverse range of music, perform at MPA festivals and concerts throughout the year. The ensembles focused on building musical repertoire and enhancing musical performance skills.

Jazz Band

The Kathleen High School Jazz Band operates in both the Fall and Spring semesters. The Jazz Band is comprised of a handful of selected students who perform Blues and Jazz music in concerts throughout the year. In addition the band performs at the Florida Band Masters Association MPA events and small events around the Kathleen High School campus.

Photograph of the Kathleen High School Jazz Band performing at the Annual 2019 Winter Concert in the Kathleen High School Auditorium. Photo Credit: Richard Ross @BandDadMedia
Photograph of The Pride of Kathleen Pep Band at a pep rally in the gym at Kathleen High School. The pep rally was for the annual KHS vs. LHS rivalry football game in 2019. Photo Credit: Richard Ross @BandDadMedia

Pep Band

The Pride of Kathleen Pep band is created for students to participate during basketball season in the Spring. A few students are selected to be apart of the pep band and operates under the leadership of the Director. The primary function of the band is to perform at basketball games and  small functions around campus and the community.

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