What, precisely, is preventing YOU from programming YOUR band how you want?
Why does what School X programs have ANY influence on School Yís music selections?
Just mind your own business and run YOUR show and YOUR concert program. If Plaza de Toros is best for you this year, PLAY IT. If you want to play a Holst Suite, DO IT.
I think the lack of attention to ďolderĒ music comes from the fact that itís markedly more difficult and densely scored than a lot of newer stuff. But if my job is on the line to make a 1, Iím picking the Big and Easy version 100% of the time.