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.

Spring Show videos!

By on April 27, 2015

Spring show videos are up on our youtube! Check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmAt0Aijopns8XW3ufk2ngLXcAiQv4NNU

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By on April 11, 2015

Come join us for our biggest and final performance of the year! Friday, April 17th at 9 PM in Merrill 1! Get tickets this week in val or at the door for $5. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/458713390949001/


By on April 1, 2015

Videos from our 2015 Shim Sham are finally posted on our youtube page! If you missed the concert or just want to re-watch go take a look! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmAt0AijopnsO6gMHQotsTkGIdCWqmSL2