The 9th Annual Purple & Gold Gala

On Friday, March 16, we celebrated our 9th Annual Purple & Gold Gala at Franklin Plaza. It was a wonderful event that brought together more than 300 family, faculty, and friends of CBA. With the help of sponsors, auction donors, and guests, this year’s gala raised over $129,000, more than ever raised in CBA history at the gala. We are so grateful to our gala co-chairs Michael & Veronica Hicks and Britt & Frieda Carmer, and the gala planning committee who really helped to bring this year’s gala to the next level. Prior to our live auction, we shared with our guests this video below. This truly captures what it means to be a part of CBA. [embedyt][/embedyt]


CBA Military Ball

On January 14, the CBA JROTC program hosted its annual Military Ball at the Marriott Hotel. There were over 400 students and guests in attendance. The evening started with a receiving line, where Cadet Colonel Michael Pumiglia ’18, Major Don Fawthrop, and Dr. Schlegel welcomed everyone. Afterwards, students enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing, and in addition, many Cadets were promoted in front of their dates and fellow Brothers.


CBA Chronicles

The Winter 2018 issue is now available for download. Featured stories include:

  • The CBA band’s recent performance at Disney
  • Honor Roll and Recognition Awards
  • And the announcement of #BronationDay, a one-day rally to drive our first-ever Capital Campaign over the top!

Coach Doemel ’71 Honored for 300 Wins

On December 27, Coach Dave Doemel ’71 was honored for his 300 wins in a pre-game ceremony prior to the varsity basketball game against LaSalle Institute during the 8th Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament. Coach Doemel attained an impressive record of 300 wins in his 20-year varsity basketball coaching career at CBA. That evening, the Ned McGraw Gymnasium was packed with family, former players, colleagues, and friends, all there to show their support for Coach Doemel.


The 8th Grade Volunteers at Double H Ranch

On Friday, November 3, the 8th grade participated in a service day at the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne. Double H Ranch provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Students were welcomed to HH and taught about the history of HH by Board Member, Dr. Dennis McKenna ’84 and CEO, Mr. Max Yurenda. They then, broke up into groups to help clean up the grounds. The class worked for hours in the rain raking, clearing, bagging and hauling sticks and leaves into a truck to be taken away.


Varsity Football Team Volunteers at the Buddy Walk

On Saturday, October 14, players from varsity football team volunteered at the 21st Annual Capital Region Buddy Walk held at Schenectady Central Park to benefit the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center, a division of the Center for Disability Services. Our student-athletes helped Anne Costigan, Deputy Executive Director of Center for Disability Services to set up for the Buddy Walk.


Awan Jenkins ’18 Selected for All-State Ensembles

Awan Jenkins ’18 has been selected to the All-State Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and the Symphonic Band of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA).  Last spring over 6,500 sophomores and juniors from across the state of NY prepared All-State evaluations in hope of being selected. “We are very proud of Awan for this outstanding accomplishment,’’ said Sarah Waite, Director of the CBA Music Department. “It is extremely difficult to be selected for these groups as thousands of talented musicians compete for a spot.  That Awan was chosen for two spots, and lead alto at that, is fantastic and a testament to his hard work and dedication. Awan will be an excellent representative of our music department.’’