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.

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.

 

 

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!

 

 

Coe-Brown Announces Top Ten Graduates

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce the top ten graduates for the Class of 2017.

The Valedictorian for the class of 2017 is Hannah Daly, daughter of Bev and Tom Daly of Strafford.  During her high school career Hannah has been a member of the Varsity Cross Country, Indoor Track, Basketball, and Softball teams. Hannah has also been a member of the National Honor Society, the CBNA Math Team, the Spanish Honor Society, the CBNA Writing Center, student government and has done over 180 hours of community service. Hannah has been accepted to Bucknell University, Colorado College, Gordon College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, UNH, UVM, the United States Air Force Academy and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Hannah has decided to attend RPI with a major in biochemistry and bio physics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2016 Salutatorian is Zackary Pine, son of Rick and Ericka Pine of Strafford.  While at Coe-Brown, Zackary  has been a member of the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, the Baseball, Soccer and Basketball teams, the school newspaper, and the Concert and Jazz Bands. Zachary has been accepted to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of New Hampshire and Boston University. He will be attending Boston University in the fall to pursue a major in physics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The remaining top ten graduates are listed in alphabetical order:

Cassandra Barnhart, daughter of Cheryl and Daniel Barnhart of Northwood has been a member of the International Thespian Society, the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, Peer Helpers, the National Art Honor Society, and Project Search She has been accepted to Brandeis University, George Washington University, SLU Madrid, Clark University, Fordham University and the University of New Hampshire.  Cassandra plans to attend George Washington University with a major in International Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emelia Cronshaw, daughter of Jennifer Kristen Niles Cronshaw and Scott David Cronshaw of Strafford, has been a member of the CBNA Softball and Swim teams, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, the CBNA Writing Center, Athena Club and Peer Helpers while a student at Coe-Brown.  Emelia has been accepted to Saint Francis University where she intends to study the path to become a physician’s assistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marissa Gast, daughter of Lee and Leanne Gast of Nottingham, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the Latin Honor Society, track and field, the Math and Quiz Bowl Teams, theatre, Athena Club, student government, Concert and Jazz Bands and the Concert Chorus while a student at CBNA. Next year, Marissa plans to study in the University of New Hampshire’s Life Sciences and Agriculture Honors Program with a focus on Environmental Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Hall, son of Jodie and Kevin Hall of Barrington, has been a member of CBNA’s Bass Fishing team, Ultimate Disc Club and the Concert, Jazz and Pep Bands during his years at the Academy.  He has been accepted to the University of New Hampshire, the University of New England, the University of Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  Joshua plans to attend the University of New Hampshire for Biomedical Sciences with a focus on medical and veterinary science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Lavoie, daughter of Kathryn and Chris Lavoie of Barrington, has participated in CBNA school life by being a member of the Creative Writing Club. She also dances at Joy of Dance and is a member of the Durham Evangelical Church Youth Group. Caroline has been accepted to Clark University, Gordon College, Northeastern University, St. Michael’s College, St. Anselm’s College, Mount Holyoke College and the University of New Hampshire. She plans to major in mathematics and history at either Mount Holyoke or Gordon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mallory Perron, daughter of Jim and Maureen Perron of Barrington, has been a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, Peer Helpers and the CBNA Softball team while at Coe-Brown. Mallory will be studying hospitality management at either Boston University, the University of New Hampshire or the University of Vermont in her post-secondary life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Pratt, daughter of Jody Pratt of Dover and Keith Pratt of Barrington, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the National Latin Honor Society, student government and the  Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Teams. Allison has been accepted to Northeastern University, the University of Vermont, Radford University, the University of Maine and Montana State University.  She has decided to attend the University of Vermont to study biology when she returns to school in the fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LilyGrace York, daughter of George and Laura York of Strafford, has been a involved with of the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society, the CBNA Writing Center, Yearbook, student government, Youth and Government, Athena Club, Concert Band and has been a member of the volleyball team during her years at Coe-Brown. LilyGrace had been accepted to Mount Ida College, Endicott College, Suffolk University, Fashion Institute of Technology and Wentworth Institute of Technology. She plans to attend Wentworth to pursue a career in interior design..

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, the CBNA Class of 2017 consists of 173 students scheduled to receive diplomas on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7 pm. One hundred and forty-six of these students will be recognized as honor graduates and 25 are members of the National Honor Society. Congratulations to the class of 2017.

 

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.

Important Athletics Announcement for This Weekend

We are postponing all games scheduled for tomorrow, December 17, due to the forecast of a winter storm.  The Alumni Games will be played on Sunday at 12:00 (Girls) and 1:30 (Boys). The Hall of Fame induction will take place at 12:00 prior to the girls game. Freshman games will be made up at a later date, yet to be determined. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

CBNA Theatre to Present One Act Showcase

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present a showcase of student directed one act comedies on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus. The evening will feature On the Porch One Crisp Spring Morning by Alex Dremann, a spy spoof with a twist, directed by sophomore Cooper Leduke featuring Nina Laramee and Mackenzie Flanders; the hilarious detective send-up No More Mr. Nice Guy by Jonathan Rand directed by senior Teagan Folland featuring Paige Marston, Lily Marston, Cailinn Monahan and Jacob Lock; Poor Bob by Elizabeth Meriwether, a comedy that examines the meaning of life, Yahtzee, and The Neverending Story, directed by senior Cassandra Barnhart featuring Ian Gollihur, Kayla Pollak, Dylan DeTrude and Brian Downer; the sci-fi spoof Aliens vs. Cheerleaders by Qui Nguyen directed by senior Joseph Guptill featuring Madison Rollins, Hannah Munck, Tim Bowen, Lauren Rose, Rylee Rogers, Cassuarina French, Zach Helm, Patrick Helm, Sandra Black, Cody Peck, Mirah Johnston, Olivia Roach, and Caitlin Reynolds; and the New Hampshire premiere of Ray and Milo by Chris Sheppard and Jeff Grove, an examination of our conventional notion of family units, told in the form of a parable about penguins in a zoo. Ray and Milo is directed by senior Lauren Burrows and features Alex Mercedes, Ian Gollihur, Arianna Jones, Marissa Gast, Braelin Ash, Julia Sommer, Erin Boodey and Emma Tobbe. Several of the pieces contain material which may not be suitable for younger audiences. General admission tickets are $5 and will be available at the door the night of the show. For further information contact elent@coebrown.org or call 603-942-9931 ext. 237.

Winter Arts Festival 2016 at CBNA

Winter Arts Festival logo designed by Madelyn Dalliare

Winter Arts Festival logo designed by Madelyn Dalliare

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Winter Arts Festival Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s Winter Arts Festival will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, in the main building of the CBNA campus, in Northwood.  The festival will open at 6 pm to a student exhibition of entries to The Scholastic Art Award in the Multi-Purpose Room.  At 7 pm, the Select Chorus will formally open the evening followed by a presentation of visual art award certificates, and then performances by the CBNA Concert Chorus and members of CBNA theatre classes.  The evening will conclude with a performance by the CBNA Concert Band.  Students, faculty, friends and community members are all invited.  As in the past, this special evening in the arts helps to provide additional financial support for supplies and repairs for the programs of the CBNA Fine Arts Department that cannot be planned for in advance.  Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated. Admission is free to all participating students, while general admission is $5.00 each or $20.00 for a family of four or more.  Please join us for a memorable evening of visual and performing arts.

 

 

Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball Team Coming to CBNA

Members of the Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball will be coming to Coe-Brown on Friday, November 18, 2016 to benefit CBNA Hoop.

Members of the Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball will be coming to Coe-Brown on Friday, November 18, 2016 to benefit CBNA Hoop.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be hosting some very special guests on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Smith Hall Gym on the CBNA campus in Northwood, NH.  The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible show time basketball skills and family-friendly comedy, will face the Coe- Brown All Stars in a game benefiting the CBNA Boys and Girls Basketball Programs.

Having played over 2500 games in 16 years without a single defeat, the Harlem Rockets offer something for everyone to enjoy.  Sports enthusiasts will be intrigued by the athleticism and size of the Rockets.  Basketball aficionados will be dazzled by the ball-handling wizardry of Clarence “Mugsy” Leggett. Mugsy is one of the world’s extraordinary dribblers and a former Harlem Globetrotter. Included will be the appearance of the “Twin Towers” Curtis “Tiny” Johnson standing 7’ 5” tall and “Super Mario” standing 7’ 3” tall. Yes, (2) 7-Footers will be in the building! And since this is comedy basketball, the Harlem Rockets present to you the All Time Funny Man and one of Show Basketball’s Greats……. James “Speedy “Williams, who was featured in the movie, “Above The Rim” starring Tupac Shakur and Duane Martin. Better known as The “Crown Prince of Laughs”, Speedy was also one of the “Original Nike Free-Style Ballers in the Nike Commercial, and he also performed live at the MTV Music Awards while Jay Z did his thing. The Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience, especially children, into the show and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs at halftime and after the game.

In this special event to raise money for the CBNA Basketball Programs, the Coe-Brown All Stars have graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets. The CBNA “Dream Team” players include Sam Struthers, Mark Struthers, Mark Carrier, Brent Tzaczyk, Tim Cox, Bill Clarke, Scott Young, Bethany Garboski, Tony DePalma, Joel Kutylowski, Kristen White, Michael Clauss, Peter Attisano, and Ryan Smith will be coached by the inimitable Joe Vachon.

Advance tickets for what promises to be a fun-filled evening for the community are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults and are available from basketball team members or at the CBNA Main Office. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the game at a cost of $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults.  Get your tickets early. This is a special event you don’t want to miss.