News Flash. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy met with a group rumored to be candidates to succeed him on the Court, and tested their mettle by challenging them to a singing contest.
Article by Hai Yu, George Washington University, May 2017 In 1992, D.C.-based economist and a cappella singer Bill Cline was driving by Dupont Circle and was stunned to find many mentally disabled people wandering the streets, homeless. The scene reminded Cline of the impoverished Latin American countries where he had once worked. In that moment 25 […]
The flu benched concert headliners, the Princeton Tigertones, leaving a potentially large gap in the anniversary program. But by divine providence, the Whiffenpoofs were between a Saturday afternoon concert in Baltimore and a Sunday concert in Alexandria amid a 29-concert,19-day tour.
The Augmented 8 25th Annual Sing Out for Shelter Concert March 4, 2017 As Mayor of the District of Columbia, it is my pleasure to extend greetings and congratulation to The Augmented 8 on the occasion of your 25th Annual Sing Out for Shelter Concert. This is a significant milestone for The Augmented 8. For […]
The Augmented Eight is currently recruiting baritones, a bass, and tenors, and will hold auditions in late October and November. For more information, please send an email to music director, Bill Cline, or president, John Symington, at info(at)augmented8.org
The Augmented 8 returned to the Outer Banks in North Carolina in 2015 for a group retreat over Columbus Day weekend. On Saturday night October 10th the A8 performed for guests of the Sanderling Resort in Duck and on Sunday morning once again sang inside the historic Currituck Lighthouse. Between concerts group members (and their […]
John Michael Kauffmann, 91, died peacefully at his Yarmouth, Maine, home on November 16, 2014. Born in Champaign, Illinois, John grew up in the Washington, DC, area and spent summers at the family’s camp, Waterside, at Christine Lake in Stark, NH. He graduated from The Choate School in 1941 and went on to Princeton University […]
Concerned that no one would need us or feed us now that we are sixty-four, this year the Augmented Eight traveled far and near in search of exciting “firsts.” On the “far” side, for the first time we held our annual Fall Mountain Weekend at the beach, and new baritone Reid Adler shortly heads to […]
The Augmented Eight welcomes its two newest members, Saumit Sahi and Brandon Bierlein. Saumit “Gen Z” Sahi – Second Tenor Saumit graduated from Princeton in 2013. Notwithstanding the formidable curriculum offered at Saumit’s prestigious alma mater, Saumit occasionally requires additional explanation of cultural references in the A8 repertoire (such as references to whitewall tires, LP […]
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