Scott O’Gorman, who died April 3, 2020 at the age of 87, was a beloved member of the Augmented 8. He sang with the group for over forty years from 1964 to the early 2000’s. Scott was a true bass (basso profundo) with a fierce loyalty to the group and wonderful sense of humor that […]
We celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Bill Koplowitz, who died peacefully at home on September 26th. Loving husband of the late Maria Albanese Koplowitz, a cherished brother, father, grandfather and friend to many, we were graced with Bill’s intelligence, wit, humor and generosity for 94 years.
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.
On June 9, 2018, John Wesley Hanes, Jr. age 93, departed this world peacefully at his own home with his wife and son by his side. He was born March 31, 1925 in New York City, New York to John Wesley and Agnes Mitchel Hanes. He graduated from Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts in 1943 and […]
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 […]