I always love it when the bottom assistant who has never actually taken a band to contest thinks they know everything because the others bands in their program have received first division with smarter directors and so the assistant automatically thinks they are awesome and knows everything comes on here and gives advice. It wouldn't be concert and sight-reading contest without one of them coming on here and posting the annual "just teach your band and everything will be easier" post. Sure, because just following the parameters means the SR composers made a level appropriate piece. It's obvious you don't know wha you are talking about. Any amount of actual score study and teaching would tell you that just because something in within "parameters" doesn't mean it is appropriate for that level. I can take the level 1 parameters unfound grade 2 and 3 pieces from the PML that fit. Do you really expect a 1C MS or any NV MS band to sightread those pieces? I mean, they do fit the "parameters". There is more to making level appropriate sight-reading than just following the "parameters". Once you realize that, you might be successful just like the coattails of those directors you are currently riding.
: Just over-teach your kids how to sight read
: within the parameters that corespond with
: their reading level/classification and the
: “hard sight reading songs” will not
: challenge them.
: I find it interesting that people never post
: how EASY the sight reading is/was at this
: time of year.
: GO TEACH!!!!