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Re: Please help me pick a Grade 4 for UIL
Agreed, just one of the easier pieces I have found.
We might all have differing opinions of what classifies as weak/strong and everything in between, but if your trombones are "very weak" and baritones are "weak," do not do Imaginarium.
I have taken over a weak 5A program and I am struggling finding a UIL Grade 4 as everything seems too difficult for the band. I have chosen what look to be some of the "easier" Grade 4s and wanted to see if I should stay away from any of them of if you have any other suggestions.
The band has decent woodwinds but is lacking in Brass (especially Low Brass). They received straight 2s last year on stage so I know they can play, I want to try to pick something to help push them over the edge. This program is weaker than the small school I left, so the Grade 4 list is new to me and I am trying to avoid traps and pick the best for the students.
Thank you for your help!
No Double Reeds
Flutes - Good
Clarinets - Good
Saxophones - Decent
Trumpet - Weak
Horn - Good
Trombone - Very Weak
Baritone - Weak
Tuba - Good
Percussion - Weak
UIL Grade 4 Considerations
Glaciers by Director
Imaginarium by Standridge
Flourish for Wind Band/ I Vow to Thee My County by Holst
Rhosymedre by Vaughan Williams
Swirling Prisms by Balmages
Downtown Divertimento for Wind Orchestra by Johan de Meij
Scenes from Terezin by Jack Stamp