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Spring Spin-Off DJ Battle Benefit at Sparta High School on May 6

Amp The Vibe preview on Thursday, April 6 was attended by, left to right, Andy Garger of Amp the Vibe, beatbox performer Honeycomb, Amy Hoffmann and George Plock of Amp the Vibe, and DJ Ran.
Sparta High School Senior Kyle Romaine performs with Honeycomb and DJ Spencer Lavoie at the Amp the Vibe preview held at the high school last week Credits: Provided by SEF

SPARTA, NJ - Amp The Vibe presents a benefit Spring Spin-Off DJ Battle at Sparta High School on Saturday, May 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Sparta High School Music Department and the Isak Anderson Fund with the Sparta Education Foundation.

A scholarship fund in Isak’s name is established for students who choose to pursue music at college. Student general admission tickets are $15 and available at The class selling the most tickets will receive a $500 donation to their class fund.

Two preview performances were held during lunch at Sparta High School’s cafeteria on Thursday and Friday, April 6 and 7. DJ Ran and beatbox artist Honeycomb had students on their feet at Thursday’s event, and Honeycomb walked through the crowd to encourage students to participate with their own performances. The high-energy show was a sneak peek at this event which promises to bring the Brooklyn nightclub scene to the Sparta High School Auditorium.

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Surveying groups of dancing students, the lively DJ set up and light show, Sparta High School Student Council Secretary Bayleigh Takacs said “I think it’s going to be a great event, everyone has their phones out and everyone is talking about it. There’s nothing else like this in Sussex County.”

 Amp The Vibe, a 501 (c) 3 organization, was created by three Sparta residents: Andy Garger, George Plock and John Willis. “Amp The Vibe is all about helping people through music whatever way we can,” Andy Garger said. “We support the Music Department at Sparta High School and the recording studio made with funds from the Isak Anderson Fund in Isak’s name is almost done. We hope to contribute even more to the recording studio and Music Department by making this an annual event. The Spring Spin-Off DJ Battle will feature professional DJs, beatboxers and hip hop dancers as well as prizes and giveaways. Over $100,000 worth of sound, light and laser equipment will transform the auditorium into an exciting performance space that has never been seen before in our area.”

For more information, visit and Amp the Vibe’s social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. Use #ampthevibe to be eligible for Amp The Vibe’s social media outreach contest.

The Sparta Education Foundation has awarded over $782,000 in grants to all five of Sparta’s public schools since 2006. The Foundation is an independent, non-profit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to engage the entire community in philanthropic giving that strengthens the public schools, supports teachers, and inspires students. For more information about the Foundation, visit

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