History

The UC Men's Octet is an eight member a cappella singing group comprised of some of the finest male singers at the University of California, Berkeley. Founded in 1948, the Octet has entertained audiences around the world with its unique mesh of close harmonies and zany stage antics. Dazzling fans with wide repertoire of barbershop, doo-wop, contemporary pop, modern alternative, and of course, Cal fight songs, the group has released dozens of recordings over the years. The Octet is also the only two-time champion of the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella.

The group has performed for audiences around the world, having toured the United States, Europe, Australia, Club Med, Indonesia, and most recently, China. They have regular performances on campus and around the Bay Area for alumni groups and the public, culminating in our annual Spring Show. That being said, their most important performances are held on Sproul Plaza each Wednesday at one o'clock in front of our greatest fans, the Cal students.

The Octet

Sai Guduguntla (Tenor 1)
Business Manager

Senior, 3rd Year in the Octet

Major: Comptuer Science

Solo: Put Your Head on My Shoulder - Paul Anka

Aayush Pagaria (Tenor 1)

Freshman, 1st Year in the Octet

Major: Biology

Solo: Writing's On the Wall - Sam Smith

Sohum Sanu (Tenor 2)

Freshman, 1st Year in the Octet

Major: Cognitive Science

Solo: Runaround Sue - Dion

Brian Avner (Tenor 2)

Sophomore, 1st Year in the Octet

Major: EECS

Solo: For the Longest Time - Billy Joel

Aiden Vehemente (Baritone)
Music Manager

Junior, 3rd Year in the Octet

Major: Computer Science

Solo: Shboom - The Crew Cuts

Amiel Shine (Bass)

Freshman, 1st Year in the Octet

Major: Chemistry

Solo: Television/So Far So Good - Rex Orange County

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