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.

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

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Spring Show 2017!

By on April 9, 2017

House DQ Is back for our final show of the semester! Come on down for a night of Red Wedding proportion, filled with the musical stylings of yours truly. So take a seat, kick your feet up, and help us

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