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Re: Was it because........
After teaching in Texas for 40 plus years and playing from the grade 1&2 every year I agree that more music options are needed! I remember Ann McGinty being frustrated that more of her music was not allowed on the UIL list. I failed to understand why her tunes were basically blackballed when so much of her music is so accessable to young groups with limited instrumentation. I realize that most composers would rather write for grade 5 than grade 1. With the limited ranges and abilities that grade 1 is written for, I can see what a great challenge it must be. I did not mean for this to be a diatribe. I would hope that you young composers would take up the challenge.