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New Findings: Greek and Latin Club

New Findings: Greek and Latin Club

June 6, 2019

The Greek and Latin Club is unique here at HB. In addition to studying ancient coins, they research new findings that the kids can stay involved with. “The inspiration for starting the Greek and Latin Club was two main things: to spread the idea that Latin is a living language and a great option to ...

New Findings: History

New Findings: History

June 6, 2019

Megan McLaughlin ‘20, a member of the Greek and Latin Club, learned from Mr. MacFarline how to clean the coin and understand the history behind it. “With the skills Mr. MacFarline taught us about carefully uncovering them, [it] allowed us to identify it, and appreciate how awesome it was that we were...

New Findings: Pantheon project

New Findings: Pantheon project

June 6, 2019

The club also holds other activities, “such as our Pantheon popsicle stick project, and also the Roman coin restoration project,” said Vanessa Thomas ‘19, a member of the Greek and Latin Club. The coin cleaning is just one of their many projects that help students learn about Greek and Roman Myt...

The composition process

The composition process

Katelyn Sova, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Norton works on a new piece. Her writing process differs for each piece but follows the same basic steps. “It’s like a pyramid structure,” Norton says. “I usually start with a melody or a bassline and build from there and fill the whole piece out.” She uses different styles of music to help her cre...

DownBeat magazine

DownBeat magazine

Katelyn Sova, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Norton was featured in DownBeat magazine. Her piece, Ecuador, was the winning composition for a high school large ensemble jazz piece. “I started [composing] a few years ago. In eighth grade, I started arranging music just for fun,” she says. “Once I got to sophomore year, I took music theory wi...

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Katelyn Sova, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Norton is working on her piece entitled Great Blue Heron, which was performed by HBHS’s concert band at the Spring Concert. However, this wasn’t the first time a student-written piece was performed at a concert. “We’ve performed student pieces in the past,” says Dave Umstead, band director at ...

An award-winning composition

An award-winning composition

Katelyn Sova, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Norton is practicing her piece, Ecuador, which received an honorable mention at the New Hampshire Music Educators Association (NHMEA) Competition Contest. This year is the third year that Norton has participated in this contest. The NHMEA’s rules for entering the contest are flexible, so all types of ...

Ecuador

Ecuador

Katelyn Sova, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Amy Norton ‘19, a member of the HBHS Honors Jazz Band, plays her very own self-composed jazz piece, entitled Ecuador. Ecuador received the first place for high school large ensemble jazz compositions in the DownBeat magazine Student Music Awards. Being featured in DownBeat magazine is “a very big d...

Final Song

Final Song

May 14, 2019

All Along the Watchtower by Bob Dylan was the final song for the Saturday performance, closing the 2019 Spring Guitar Night. The band included, from left to right, Steven Szczeszynski ‘20, Joe Messina ‘19, Tim Sulin ‘19, Josh Ide ‘20, Jack Sinclair ‘19, and Peter Szczeszynski ‘19. “[Guitar...

Somebody to Love

Somebody to Love

May 14, 2019

Members of concert choir and Honors Choir at HBHS, grouped on the left, joined (from left to right) Tim Sulin ‘19, Nicole Plummer ‘19, Mitch Cochran ‘20, Laurie Houvener ‘19, Jack Sinclair and Anna Musteata ‘22 to perform Somebody to Love by Queen on Saturday night. “Somebody to Love is what we’ve b...

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