The winning title from one of Sarah Moulder’s students at Cesar Chavez Academy, CA inspired the piece Pupusas Especiales. Enjoyed by the people of El Salvador and Honduras, Pupusas are Hand Pies – simple bread pockets filled with beans, meats, or cheese. PupusasEspeciales [Special Hand Pies] celebrates El Salvadoran and Honduran culture through a joyful dance in G major with syncopation and accents with the option of adding a Guitarrón and Claves to enhance the festive dance feel. A fun harmonic sequence from Caleb Zak, a student from Mount Vernon HS in Ohio, occurs towards the end of Pupusas Especiales. Thank you to my students’ creative minds.