Utica, NY (WIBX) - The STOMPers are in town! Students at New Hartford Senior High School got an early taste of what the 12 member music group can do with brooms, garbage cans, lids, pots and pans when making music. Denisha Brown is a STOMP performer and Rehearsal Director. She says beyond the music, the group also hopes to raise awareness through the STOMP Out Hunger Campaign. "What we try to do is bring awareness to the food bank and also to bring money to the food banks. A lot of times with the shows, if you use a code called "hunger" when you purchase a ticket, $5 of the ticket prize goes to the actual food bank," Brown said.

The music group is also accepting can goods at the Stanley Theater during their performance tonight and tomorrow. Brown said those who donate a canned item will be entered into a raffle and have a chance to win a prize after the show. Brown said, "For us it's just our way to give back to the communities that we perform in. We completely understand that times are hard and people can be spending their money other places instead of coming to the theater so, we're very very grateful that people take the time out to come support us so we like to return the favor by supporting the community."

New Hartford High School senior, Alisa Teehan says although she's not a member of the schools theater department she asked to attend the STOMP performance because she's been a fan for a few years. "It was really good, I think they did really good considering this is like a small stage, it's a small area for them to be performing. I honestly thought they'd only bring part of the cast but they brought all of them which was really cool," Teehan said.

STOMP is performing tonight and tomorrow at the Stanley Center For The Arts.

Show Details:

  • Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $36.50 and go up to $61.50
  • Student discounts (1/2 off) are available for the lower 2 prize ranges for specific sections.

For more information contact the Stanley Theater at (315) 724-4000.