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Celebrate Mardi Gras with WNTI, Poconotes LLC. and the Storyville Stompers Brass Band

01/13/2014, 10:47 AM

CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS WITH WNTI, POCONOTES LLC.  AND THE STORYVILLE STOMPERS BRASS BAND

Hackettstown, N.J. – WNTI and PocoNotes LLC. will be holding a benefit show at 6 p.m. February 23, 2014, at the Stanhope House.  This Mardi Gras-themed music event will feature Storyville Stompers Brass Band, twice the winner of “Best Traditional Brass Band” Big Easy Entertainment Award.

“WNTI has become a staple of great music not only at Centenary College, but also throughout northern New Jersey and into northeastern Pennsylvania,” says Jon Lewis, WNTI’s Broadcast Manager. “I hope that many of our supporters will come out to enjoy this show.”

The Storyville Stompers Brass Band has been in existence for more than 32 years and has performed over 6,000 times.  Started as a group of friends who had a love of traditional New Orleans music, the Storyville Stompers have grown to become one of the prominent brass bands in the nation, having played throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Asia.  The band continues to play New Orleans-music in the traditional style, considered the foundation for traditional Jazz and Dixieland.

Some of the band’s past performances include: the Macau International Jazz Festival (China); Kobe Urban Resort (Japan); Carnival Ambrosiana (Milan, Italy); Guayaquil Jazz Festival (Ecuador); First Lady Hillary Clinton’s Congressional Luncheon (Washington, D.C.); the Sugar Bowl; the King’s Float in the world famous Bacchus and Orpheus Mardi Gras Parades; Louisiana Mardi Gras Ball (Washington, D.C.); Satchmo Summer Fest (New Orleans); and hundreds of national conventions and numerous other events worldwide.
 
“This is the first time that WNTI will feature the Storyville Stompers as a fundraiser for the station,” says Melanie Thiel. “It was designed for our listeners to enjoy an entertaining evening, plus allow us to raise money for the station.”

Tickets cost $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased by going online at www.wnti.org or by calling (908) 979-4355, ext. 1. 

About WNTI
In 1957, WNTI noncommercial radio was licensed to Centenary College and began broadcasting. Initially, WNTI was only on the air a couple of times a week for several hours.  Today, WNTI’s eclectic free-form programming can be heard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  WNTI’s staff includes many Centenary students and community volunteers.  With studios on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey, WNTI can be heard on 91.9 FM in northwestern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania.

About Centenary College
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.
 
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