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.

Preliminary 2014-2015 Audition Info Is Out!

By on August 22, 2014

Check the “Audition” page for more info!

Everyone in the DQ is so excited to hear you all sing!

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What’s coming up for DQ!

By on July 6, 2014

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer! The DQ is so excited for our new leadership for next year, and are looking forward to an amazing 2014-2015 year of singing! Check this page to keep posted on updates and audition

Shim Sham 2014

By on February 14, 2014

Hey All, Shim Sham is just around the corner! Join us in Morris Pratt on March 8th for some casual tunes and a great start to your Saturday night! Time TBA.