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 group 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.

Attention DQ alumni! Homecoming Performance!

By on November 5, 2014

We have decided to have a DQ gathering at 10:45AM this Saturday. We hope you will swing by before attending the marathon of Homecoming events scheduled for this busy day! There will be DQ (of all ages, hopefully!), music, and refreshments…what a perfect way to start the weekend! We look forward to singing for you.

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Parent’s Weekend Videos!

By on November 2, 2014

Videos from our parent’s weekend 2014 shows are up! Check out our youtube to take a look!

FAMILY WEEKEND SHOWCASE!

By on October 20, 2014

Our family weekend showcase is this Saturday October 25th in Johnson Chapel! Come out at either 4:00 PM or 6:30 PM (or both) to see all of Amherst’s a cappella groups put on a great show! Admission is $6. For