CAKE Federal Funding March Contest Call for Videos

Band includes march on new boxed set

The time has come!

The exciting CAKE Federal Funding March Video Contest will begin accepting videos on Oct. 1, with first round voting to follow shortly thereafter. To date, nearly 100 bands have downloaded the music with many of them already working on their performances in time to upload for the contest.

Read more about the CAKE Federal Funding March Video Contest and how you can enter to win great prizes including instruments, accessories and gear — PLUS, the opportunity to appear in the Federal Funding March video with the band and a concert at your school!

Included on CAKE's new boxed-set version of album "Showroom of Compassion" is the tune the band has donated to school marching bands to raise awareness about the importance of music education.


"The Federal Funding March" initiative, launched in conjunction with the US Scholastic Band Association (USSBA), is a nationwide high school and college marching band competition, expected to involve more than 100 schools by its deadline at the end of October 2011.

The march is based on the song "Federal Funding," which according to Rolling Stone, CAKE's John McCrea said he wrote with both positive and negative aspects of government in mind. "Lately there's been a lot of debate about what government should and shouldn't do... There are certain things only government can do, and I think it would be selfish and shortsighted to indiscriminately shut everything down, privatize it all, etc."

Go to the Rolling Stone website to read the full article and hear the cut "The Federal Funding March."

To register a marching band and download the free music charts, please fill out this short survey. The deadline to submit a video is October 31, 2011. The winning school, chosen for the creativity and quality of their performance, will win an opportunity to participate and perform in the official music video for “Federal Funding,” which would be filmed in early 2012 in the winning school’s hometown.

CAKE is providing full marching band arrangement and charts of the song to the USSBA. The video submissions will be narrowed down to 10 finalists, nine of which will be selected by the band, leaving one wild card slot to be selected by the public. The full list of prizes is yet to be announced.


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