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.

New member photos are here!

By on November 23, 2015

Check out the “Members” tab for our snazzy new member photos taken by Matthew Chow!

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By on November 4, 2015

Please come check us (and the other 5 amazing acappella groups) this SATURDAY AT 4 PM & 6:30 PM! Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/183131742026003/Pea

We have new Q!

By on October 10, 2015

We are so excited to announce our new members of the DQ class of 2019: Julia Pike, Marah Brubaker, Stadler Thompson and Evan Young! Check back here soon to see their bios!