CAKE Extends Deadline for Bands to Submit Federal Funding March Videos

Early Submissions will Receive Special Gift Packs

cake-use this oneWith over 150 schools now registered for CAKE’s Federal Funding March online video contest, the band has announced they will be extending the deadline for video submissions to Feb. 6, 2012 in order to accommodate every band’s ability to submit a video for the contest.

Representative for the band, Tommy Manzi said in announcing the extension, “We are extremely excited by the number of bands who have entered the contest, however through our personal outreach to the schools we found that bands were in need of additional time to shoot and submit their videos.”

Manzi continued, “With the hectic schedule of the competitive marching band season, football games, holiday parades and now holiday concerts followed by holiday breaks, we recognize a few more weeks will allow for more bands to use this contest as a tool to bring much needed attention to their program. We are happy to oblige in order to get maximum participation to benefit the schools who would like to participate.”

Bands who have already submitted their videos will be sent an exclusive special CAKE gift pack to thank them for their submission and to acknowledge their early participation in the contest. All submissions received before the original deadline will be shipped these gift packs by the end of the year.

The Federal Funding March online video contest is a nationwide contest among high school and college marching bands. Participating schools are required to submit a video of their marching band performing CAKE’s song “Federal Funding,” a track off their latest album "Showroom of Compassion." Bands can download a full marching band arrangement and charts of the song at Federal Funding March

High school and university bands should post their videos at in order to be automatically entered into the contest. The winning band, chosen for the creativity and quality of their performance, will have a concert at their school by CAKE and will appear in the official "Federal Funding March" video for the song. As well, the 10 finalist bands will receive gear including instruments and accessories based on their final vote count.


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