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.


By on September 17, 2017

Late Friday night, the DQ were ecstatic to finally be able to welcome our New Q to the group!

Please congratulate and welcome the wonderful and talented Katherine Santisi, Daniel Choe, Sebastian Son, Breanna Richards, Lesley Martinez, Teddy Stubbs, and Eli Quastler to the DQ!

We’re so lucky and excited to have them :)

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Audition sign ups!

By on September 10, 2017

Sign up in Arms for an audition slot today (Monday, September 11th) from 8 PM- 12 AM, Tuesday, September 12th from 8 PM-12 AM or Wednesday, September 13th from 8:00 PM-12 AM! Auditions are very low-key and will include you

The 2017 Spring Show videos are up on youtube now!

By on April 29, 2017

You can find them all in the Spring 2017 playlist here! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmAt0AijopntiqwLHeTCqkfT0zhryz18V