The Grandview Heights Band Parents Association will present its 60th annual Cake Walk on Friday, April 3.

The Grandview Heights Band Parents Association will present its 60th annual Cake Walk on Friday, April 3.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Grandview Heights High School gym. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

The Cake Walk serves as one of the main fundraisers for the Band Parents Association, said Kathy Grinstead, who chairs the event.

"The band parents support the band program for grades 5-12," she said. "We do things like pay for the maintenance and upkeep of the band uniforms and instruments, help supplement band camp fees and help pay for instructors who teach at the camp."

The Cake Walk typically raises between $5,000 and $6,000. Grinstead said.

The event is similar to a game of musical chairs.

Chair rings will operate while the high school and middle school bands play songs. When the music stops, everyone in the ring finds a chair to sit in. A chair number is drawn and the person sitting in that chair wins a cake or pie.

More than 300 cakes and pies baked by band parents and other community members will be up for grabs, Grinstead said.

"It's so much fun and noisy," she said. "I think everybody loves the Cake Walk. It's just a great spring time event."

Admission to the Cake Walk is 50 cents and game tickets are 25 cents each.

In addition to the Cake Walk, the evening will include children's games, basketball shooting, concessions and a silent auction for cakes and pies donated by area restaurants and bakeries, Grinstead said.

A decorated cake contest will be held for adults and students, with prizes awarded to the winners of various categories, she said.