About Us

As well as being the oldest, DQ remains Amherst College’s only secular, co-ed a cappella group.

The group today consists of anywhere from 12-16 members, and our repertoire is as diverse as our members’ musical interests. We’re constantly arranging new songs – popular contemporary hits, old jazz standards, and everything in between – and we’ve been known to preserve and resurrect popular songs from eras past. “Hello” and “Button Up Your Overcoat,” dating back to the 1920s, still open our Spring Show every year. Our tours have taken us across the United States and Canada in recent years, and our music, choreography, skits, and white jackets have made the DQ a household name in the households of the group’s members.

Have a question? Passing through Amherst and want to sing with us? Want to invite us to a gig or reunion? Looking for a copy of our latest CD?

Email the groupĀ at dq@amherst.edu and we’ll get right back to you or use one of the links to the right to find us on other social media.

SHIM SHAM IS TOMORROW!!

By on March 5, 2015

Our most fun show of the year: Shim Sham is TOMORROW!! Come see us sing and join us for refreshments at 8:30 in Mopratt Ballroom!shimsham

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Photos are here!!!

By on January 27, 2015

Finallyyyyyyyy we have member photos! Check out our member pages for our new stylish member headshots and keep on the lookout on the “photos” page for some more group shots coming soon!

“Good Grief Another DQ Christmas Show”

By on December 4, 2014

Come join the DQ for our annual Christmas show Wednesday December 10th at 8:30 in MoPratt Ballroom. There will be fireside holiday-themed a cappella and refreshments! See more at the Facebook event here! https://www.facebook.com/events/1497643130523909/