Denny Vaupel is well known in the DeKalb area music scene. He plays piano or bass and sings in multiple bands or combos including The Black Tie Jazz Trio, Jazz in Progress, Shananigans, Local Vocals (at Sullies) and the Kishwaukee Concert Band. He has been a part of more than 60 musicals with Stage Coach Theatre. He is recently retired (for the second time) as band director for the St Mary Schools. When he is not doing music, you can often find him fishing with Dave.