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.

Auditions 2015!

By on August 25, 2015

We can’t wait to meet you Amherst Class of 2019! Check out the Auditions page for more info on our auditions which are fast approaching!

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Attention DQ alumni!

By on June 15, 2015

Hello Q of years past! We are in the process of compiling a list of alumni, so that we can all be in touch for reunions, get togethers, and other DQ related events! If you are a DQ alum, please

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