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.

New Q!

By on September 13, 2014

We would like to congratulate and welcome our newest members! Brian Min, Szu-Raj, Amir, Thomas and Yuna!!

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Audition Sign-ups!

By on September 5, 2014

Audition sign ups will be up by tonight (Friday the 5th) in Arms! Make sure to go sign up as spots will fill up quickly! And don’t forget to go to the freshmen showcase tomorrow from 3PM-5PM in Johnson Chapel!

Freshmen A Cappella Showcase!

By on September 3, 2014

Come watch all of the a cappella groups sing for you and get a taste of a cappella at Amherst! Whether you’re trying to decide which groups to audition for, unsure of whether to audition, or just love a good