Like most of you I have a hodge podge of kids that are in person in my HS 2nd band. I am lucky in that most of my brass sections are full (only 2 horns) and with good players. WW are not the case... only 3 clarinets, no tenor sax, 1 bassoon. My question is, do I find rep. that is "easier" and scored for less parts or do I stick with grade 4ish literature that is appropriate for the vast majority of the kids in the band, other than the fact that some parts won't be covered. This band will be attending UIL.
I hope this question makes sense. Thanks for any provided help