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.
DCI Hall of Fame member Marie Czapinski awards Santa Clara Vanguard the Fred Sanford Best Percussion Performance Award.
Blue Devils are presented the 2014 Jim Ott Best Brass Performance Award.
2014 World Class Caption Award WinnersDonald 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.