2. Because there needs to be a piece or two on the list that a rebuilding band can actually perform if they're mandated to go to UIL. And it's too hard to be a 1.
3. For the same reason that Flight of Eagles is a 2, even though it should probably be a 3, due to length and technique. Not every "Grade 2" is equal in difficulty. Greenwillow Portrait and Yorkshire Ballad are 2s, and both are much harder maturity-wise than (example) Roszell's Shepherd's Hey.