Since 2001, caption awards at the Drum Corps International World Championship have been determined by averaging the scores from all three nights of the World Championship competition.

According to the DCI rulebook:

At the World Championships, World Class caption awards will be determined by averaging scores at Prelims, Semifinals, and Finals. Ties will stand.

BEST BRASS – based on Music Brass score
BEST PERCUSSION – based on the total Music Percussion score
BEST VISUAL – based on Visual Proficiency score
BEST COLOR GUARD – based on Visual Color Guard score
BEST OVERALL GENERAL EFFECT – based on combining 4 General Effect scores The average for each double-paneled caption will be used in determining caption awards.

Blue Devils are presented the 2014 Jim Ott Best Brass Performance Award.


2014 World Class Caption Award Winners

Donald Angelica Best General Effect Award
Blue Devils

Fred Sanford Best Percussion Performance Award
Santa Clara Vanguard

John Brazale Best Visual Performance Award
Blue Devils

George Zingali Best Color Guard Award
Blue Devils

Jim Ott Best Brass Performance Award
Blue Devils

Open Class Coordinator David Eddleman presents Blue Devils B the award for Best Visual Performance.


2014 Open Class Caption Award Winners

Best Brass Performance
Blue Devils B

Best General Effect
Blue Devils B

Best Visual Performance
Blue Devils B

Best Percussion Performance
Blue Devils B

Best Color Guard

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