Just putting this out there. I know that some personalities on here are currently in contact with and participating with the corps.
If the leadership of the corps is looking to 'broaden' the idiom with rules changes and new instrument allowances... Please do so by proposing a new division of competitive ensemble and not by proposing divisive changes to the current (albeit stretched) idiom of drum and bugle corps.
The Drum and bugle corps idiom is not broken... nor is it outdated... nor does it need to be disbanded. There are no ethical faults in the existence of instrument exclusive ensembles. We need not force organizations to 'catch up' to our ideals by successfully passing highly divisive radical changes.
Sometimes being innovative means being more clever than all the others with what one has. Anyone can just add more stuff... that's not necessarily innovative or clever. I hope Bloo doesn't fall into that type of self serving and isolating naivete.
And with that... I'm excited to see what Bloo has to bring to the field in 2020. But if my assumptions serve me correctly (and they may not), I find myself unimpressed by what Bloo may have been putting on the 'field' today.
Innovation within an idiom is infinite. If we can't see the possibilities, then we aren't thinking hard enough.
Just some thoughts from an alumnus, fan, supporter and friend.