Godspell Coming to CBNA

The cast of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s production of Godspell rehearses a scene from the show which will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 26, 27 & 26 at 7 pm. Ticket information can be found at cbnanh.booktix.com or by calling 603-942-5531 ext. 237.

CBNA Theatre Students to Present Godspell October 26, 27, 28

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present the classic musical Godspell, Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz on Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 26, 27 & 28, 2017, in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  In Godspell, which is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, a small group of people help Jesus tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comedy. The show includes an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville which are employed as the story dances across the stage. Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance, community and love come vibrantly to life in this well-known musical. The ensemble cast includes Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Brian Downer, Mackenzie Flanders, Nina Laramee, Cooper Leduke, Paige Marston, Alex Mercedes, Connor Nowak, Alyssa Reiff, Rylee Rogers, Allison Rose, Aiden Schutte, Julia Sommer, and Darin Sweet with additional performances by Mirah Johnston, and Lily Marston. Production stage manager junior Cody Peck will be leading an experienced production team of skilled theatre technicians who will bring Godspell to life. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance and choreography from faculty member Kolby Hume. Music direction is by David Deardorff. Reserved tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and are available at http://cbnanh.booktix.com. For further information, call 942-5531, ext. 237, or email elent@coebrown.org. Hope to see you there.

Fourteen Artworks Added to CBNA Permanent Collection from the Class of 2017

Class of 2017 Foyer Area 2017-18

Several pieces of artwork donated to the CBNA Permanent Art Collection by members of the Class of 2017 hang in the main foyer of Pinkham Hall at CBNA.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce that fourteen members of the Class of 2017 have had their artwork added to the CBNA Permanent Art Collection.  Each year, senior students who have completed a prescribed course of visual arts study are invited to donate one piece of their two-dimensional artworks to the school’s collection.  The works by the following CBNA members of the Class of 2017 were displayed as a group exhibition during the summer at Barrington Family Practice and Walk-in Care and have returned to CBNA and are on display in the upper foyer area in Pinkham Hall for 2017-2018 school year.  During the summer exhibit in Barrington, a special opportunity allowed patrons of the Family Practice to cast their vote for their favorite piece.  Jennifer, Office Manager announced that Brielle MacLeod’s scratchboard drawing – k was the recipient of a $100 Visa gift card for receiving the most “people’s choice” votes throughout the June to September exhibit.

In honor of the 150th year of CBNA, the art department is pleased to announce additional special class exhibitions from the permanent art collection.  The class of 2016 is on display in the new lower conference room adjacent to the Library and the class of 2015 is on display in the Guidance Conference room, all will be on display for the remainder of the school year.

A total of  302 pieces have now been installed since the collection started with the class of 1987.  Congratulations recent graduates!

Class of 2017 Additions:

289 Cassandra Barnhart – Tastes like Travelling – Gouache on Paper – 14” x 18” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

290 Morgan Call – Half Dozen – Acrylic on Canvas Board – 16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

291 Emelia Cronshaw – You Hold My Heart – Pastel on Paper – 13” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

292 Abigail Devaney – Pony Tail – Scratchboard – 12” x 10” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

293 Curtis Lashon – Bottom Third of Frosty – Digital Color Photograph – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

294 Brielle Macleod – k. – Scratchboard – 11” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

295 Emily Marie – Hiding Behind the Mask – Colored Pencils – 20” x 16” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

296 Sophia Menjivar – Greasy Personality – Acrylic on Canvas Board – 11” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

297 Shaun Stevens – Dross – Watercolor & Ink on Paper – 10” x 12” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

298 Sarah Turmel – Laugh at the Beautiful – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

299 Elizabeth Ward – Starry Bright – Pastel on Paper –24” x 30” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

300 Isabella Wilson – Anura and I – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

301 Zowi Woodman – Hidden in the Trees – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

302 LilyGrace York – History is History – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

 

 

 

CBNA to Host Opera Mozart and Salieri

Mozart and Salieri Poster 10.2.17

CBNA alumnus Michael Dodge (left) as Mozart and Rob McGinness (right) as Salieri will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri October 2 at CBNA.

On October 2nd, 2017, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will present Mozart and Salieri, an opera in one act by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This rare masterpiece will feature tenor and CBNA alumnus Michael Dodge in the role of Mozart, baritone Rob McGinness as Salieri, accompanied by Dr. Dan Perkins of Plymouth State University on piano. The performance will take place in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA Campus at 7pm. The opera will be sung in the original Russian with English translations supplied. Admission is by freewill donation. Rob McGuiness is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and will receive his Master of Music from Peabody Institute in May. As a scholar of musicology and theory, Michael Dodge has presented research papers on vocal music at conferences in the United States and abroad. Michael holds degrees from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where he worked as a graduate assistant and was awarded the George Woodhead Prize in Voice.  Dr. Dan Perkins is in his 24th year at Plymouth State University (NH), where he is professor of music and director of choral activities, and in 2007 was appointed the first Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor.

 

 

Class Art Exhibitions on Display

In honor of the 150th year of CBNA, the art department is pleased to announce three special class exhibitions from the permanent art collection.  The class of 2017 is recently back from its summer exhibition at Barrrington Family Walk-in Care where Brielle Macleod receive the people’s choice award from their summer patrons.  The class of 2017 is currently on display in the upper foyer area of Pinkham Hall.  In addition, the class of 2016 is on display in the new lower conference room adjacent to the Library.  Finally, the class of 2015 will be on display in the Guidance Conference room. All will be on display for the remainder of the school year.

Permanent Art Collection

Comedy Hypnosis Comes to CBNA

Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis appearing at CBNA on September 15

Steve Wronker’s Funny Business, a comedy hypnosis extravaganza, will arrive at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  Steve Wronker is a unique entertainer with a unique slant on the most hilarious, the most outrageous, and the funniest form of comedy available in today’s entertainment market, and the SWFB comedy hypnosis show is extremely different from any other hypnosis show available. Audience members become the stars of the show. A true entertainer, Steve puts audience volunteers into his show and orchestrates a program of absolute hilarity! With over 300 family friendly routines to choose from, no two shows are alike! The show is being sponsored by CBNA Theatre and kicks off CBNA’s annual CBNA Homecoming. Tickets are $10 general admission and will be available at the door on the night of the show. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained when you attend Steve Wronker’s Funny Business at CBNA on September 15!

 

 

CBNA Students Work With Spectrometers in Conjunction With UNH

CBNA students Lindsay Wright (Right), Sydney Ho-Sue (Left) work with a spectrometer on loan from the University of New HampshireRecently, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students had the opportunity to use two UV-Vis Spectrometers on loan from the University of New Hampshire’s Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education Advancing Science Program through the collaboration of Ms. Tiffany Hatstat and UNH professor Dr. Stephen Hale. Using this instrumentation, Ms. Hatstat’s and Mr. Gregory Samuel’s Chemistry students were able to perform two experiments. The first experiment was a forensic spectroscopic analysis of simulated crime scene samples to determine the hypothetical cause of death for student written murder mysteries. In the second experiment, students synthesized aspirin samples and spectroscopically determined the purity of their aspirin products. As a result of having access to this type of instrumentation, students were able to experience what is like to be a scientist in the real world and how science does not always have predicted outcomes.

 

CBNA Science Students Continue Work with UNH Professor           

 

CBNA freshman Connor Nowak (right) works with UNH professor Dr. Nan Yi on a project exploring ratios of propanol alcohol and water.

Continuing the collaboration between the UNH department of chemical engineering and Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, science teacher Joanne Goelzer and University of New Hampshire professor Dr. Nan Yi recently challenged the students enrolled Mrs. Goelzer’s Honors Physical Science class to a seemingly impossible task. Following student research and presentations on chemical reactions, Mrs. Goelzer’s students were asked to explore ratios of propanol alcohol and water which would allow paper certificates soaked in the mixture to catch on fire yet leave the paper untouched by the flame. As a reward for outstanding critical thinking skills and measurement acumen, any certificates unscathed by the blue flames of the burning propanol will be redeemed by the students for bonus points on future assignments.

 

 

CBNA Theatre to Present The Birds: A Modern Adaptation by Don Zolodis

CBNA students (from left) Cassandra Barnhart as Procne, Brian Downer as Epops, Joseph Guptill as Eulpides and Ian Gollihur as Pithetaerus rehearse a scene from The Birds: A Modern Adaptation.

CBNA students (from left) Cassandra Barnhart as Procne, Brian Downer as Epops, Joseph Guptill as Eulpides and Ian Gollihur as Pithetaerus rehearse a scene from The Birds: A Modern Adaptation.

Looking for a little humor to lift your spirits this winter? Then the theatre students of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy have just the cure, as they present The Birds: A Modern Adaptation by Don Zolodis on March 9, 10 at 7 pm and March 11 at 2 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA Campus in Northwood. Based on Aristophanes’ comedy first performed in 414 B.C., The Birds: A Modern Adaptation tells the story of two miscreants who are fed up with a world of insurance salesmen and petty problems and flee to the kingdom of the birds for a simpler life. While living there, the two scheme up a financial jackpot that could turn the bird’s land into a powerful utopia. Their only obstacle: the wrath of the gods. A hilarious and satirical look at politics, religion and the foolishness of mankind that revives and revamps Aristophanes’ classic comedy. Senior Joseph Guptill and sophomore Ian Gollihur playing miscreants Eulpides and Pithetaerus respectively, lead an enthusiastic cast of thirty-one students including seniors Cassandra Barnhart, Marissa Gast, Arianna Jones and Kelsey Wallace; juniors Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm, Nina Laramee, Jacob Lock, Cailinn Monahan, Kayla Pollak, Alyssa Reiff, Allison Rose, Julia Sommer and Courtney Snow; sophomores Braelin Ash, Dylan DeTrude, Brian Downer, Mackenzie Flanders, Cassuarina French, Cooper Leduke, Cody Peck and Madison Rollins; and freshmen Patrick Helm, Connor Nowak, Abbi Pelletier, Caitlin Reynolds, Rylee Rogers and Lauren Rose. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance from faculty member Kolby Hume. Caution, The Birds: A Modern Adaptation is not recommended for younger audiences. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors and will be available starting March 6 by email – elent@coebrown.org , by calling 603-942-5531 ext. 237, at the main office before or after school or at the door. This will be just the cure for the winter blues. Hope to see you there.

CBNA Science Students Work with UNH Professor

CBNA sophomores Emerson Ross (left) and Logan Morton work with UNH professor Dr. Nan Yi on a project to create biodiesel.

Recently, some Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students taking introductory biology and introductory physical science classes had the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary collaboration featuring student designed experiments exploring calorimetry of food, connections to energy use in the human body, research into biological sources of fuel production, and research into the production of biodiesel using corn products, which led to classroom debate on the pros and cons of using biodiesel. As a result of this collaboration, students had a unique opportunity to experience an in-class field trip, with Dr. Nan Yi, Professor of Chemical Engineering, at the University of New Hampshire as a culminating activity. Bringing chemical engineering into the CBNA classroom, Dr. Yi and the students chemically produced biodiesel from used cooking oil donated by the UNH dining halls. By the end of the extended class, the students had produced enough biodiesel to make small oil lamps which used the biodiesel as a fuel source.