Deanna Tausch (formerly Deanna Frances) is a native of Shabbona, Illinois, and ishonored to be returning as a soloist with the DeKalb Municipal Band for the thirdtime. In 2018, Deanna earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University (NIU). During her collegiate career, she performed in several ensembles including the NIU Chamber Choir, NIU Concert Choir, and the NIU Opera Theatre Chorus. Deanna is currently a member of the professional vocal ensemble, Cor Cantiamo, and has been featured as a guest soloist for the Young Naperville Singers. Deanna teaches elementary school music in the Kaneland school district, and currently resides in Waterman, Illinois with her husband, Tim, and son, Declan.