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!

By on February 22, 2017

Looking for plans to spice up the monotony of your usual Sunday night? Looking to get in some laughs before your midterms? Well hop in your DeLorean, feed your tamagotchis, and grab a scrunchy, cause DQ’s Shim Sham this year is a blast from the past, throwing it back to some classic songs! What better way to start off your week then with a cappella and improv (featuring the comical stylings of Mr. Gads)

Where: MoPratt Ballroom When: 7:00 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/732058736960018/

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The DQ Christmas show!

By on December 9, 2016

Come join the DQ Wednesday night at 8:30 in the MoPratt ballrom for our annual Christmas show! Come celebrate the end of classes with a night of holiday cheer, seasonal songs, and refreshments! See more at the Facebook event here:

Homecoming Show!

By on November 12, 2016

Come see our homecoming show this Sunday in the MoPratt Ballroom! The show starts at 11!