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Re: Advanced Class 1 tuba solo BBb TUBA ONLY!
So all sections got shafted. Got it. It's okay to have a standard, even a high one. But let's have a realistic one. Funny how with UIL music events we keep "raising the standard" to take away more and more from students but athletics gives more and more to their kids. And we wonder why more and more kids and parents gravitate to sports and away from band. Soon we will "standard" ourselves out of the business, except for the large 6A schools with large staffs and lessons.
No, tuba players didn't get shafted by the PML.
EVERYONE had their "playable" solos moved down to the class 2 list. This isn't the committee picking on tubas, this was across the board.
UIL wanted fewer people at TSSEC. They wanted to hand out fewer Class 1 medals, so they took the five to six (or more) easiest solos off of every Class 1 list and moved them down - or worse, took them off completely.
The Class 1 list for nearly every instrument is now basically a college audition piece list. There's very little accessible to kids without private instruction now, unless that kid is extremely determined or a very talented player.