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Re: UIL Do Not Play List
It depends. I took my band to the Buccaneer Festival in the 80's, which was at Delmar College when that was the big festival. We played a Holst suite. Three legendary conductors were on the panel, three very strong opinions on interpretations and secondary lines to be emphasized. One even felt strongly that certain sax parts should be eliminated due to un necessary doublings. We got ones, but two of the panelists got into an argument after hearing each others opinions about the peice between bands. Apparently they argued to the extent that it delayed the start of the next group. Look at your panel, pick what fits your band, and do what you feel is best. To be honest, I never did Holst at contest after that.....
I keep hearing about standard literature that people would "never play at UIL". I'm just curious about which pieces some of you have on that list and why. I'm trying to find a happy balance between having my students play some of the great literature for band, without running into certain stigmas at contest. For instance, someone told me along time ago "never do a Holst Suite at contest!"