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.

We have new Q!

By on September 17, 2016

THE NEW Q ARE HERE!

Last night around 1 AM, our new Q members were welcomed to the group!

Please congratulate the talented and amazing Nicole Frontero, Danny Keane, Yuuki Nakao, Brandon Medina and Katie Pedersen!

We are so lucky to have them and could not be more excited to get started singing with them!

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Audition sign ups are up!

By on September 12, 2016

Sign up in Arms for an audition slot today (Monday, September 12th) from 8 PM- 12 AM, Tuesday, September 13th from 9 PM-12 AM or Wednesday 7:30 PM-12 AM! Auditions are very low-key and will include you seeing a short

Auditions for the DQ class of ’20!

By on August 21, 2016

Hi everyone! Our freshman showcase will be this Sunday, September 11th at 4 PM in Johnson Chapel! Following the show, we will be performing a few songs in each of the freshmen dorms! Auditions will begin the week after, and