Couple of design thoughts, because I know you all love that from me
The Larsen piece and its arrengement are a bad choice. It doesn’t really go anywhere and when the corps is just standing in lines, it’s not a captivating opening.
[Pacing and getting to the first GE moments too slowly is a perennial Cadets Achilles’ hell. See 2006, 2016, 2017. This year for example, Vanguard grabs you by the throat and never lets go, Bluecoats’ setup soundscape gets you into the Beatles zone (number nine...number nine) before they literally press play on, you know, The Beatles ]
The taking down the Queen and Do better sections makes me cringe for one specific reason: 17-year-olds stomping and kicking around in pajamas and/or band uniforms, trying to look intimidating, always comes across as silly, like a high school production of “Where the Wind Things Are.” Adding tenors or a euphonium doesn’t help. One of the reasons I don’t like 2011 Cadets or Crown 2018 or PR 08 either.