You can try book 2 and 3 of any series, but in my experience, they all ramp up too quickly for second bands.
I would grab book 1 of a different series and start over. This has worked ok for me in the past. Generally, the students not in the varsity band didn't grasp many of the essentials in the first book, and benefit greatly from hitting them all again from a different angle.
: Happy STAAR week!!
: I am looking for a method book to use at my
: CC middle school for the 2nd and 3rd bands.
: Previously I have used Book 2/3 of Essential
: Elements and I am looking for a change.
: I like books 2 & 3 but feel like the
: difficulty ramps up quite quickly. I want
: something with fun lines to read for