YORKVILLE BIG BAND.....consists of: Carol Falato, our Mrs. of Ceremony....21 players including two excellent vocalists..... Carolyn Geraci and Dean Potter.
Band Director Rick Falato has earned a Bacholor's Degree in Music Education from VanderCook College and a Master's Degree in Musci Ed. from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Rick's 1st teaching band position was band director for Coal City High School...Illinois. Rick played trumpet in the US Army Headquarter's Band in Atlanta Georgia for two years from 1958 to 1960 After the army gig, he taught instrumental music in the Illinois public school system for 38 years. Rick's main school was Dempster Jr. High School in Mt. Prospect, IL. He retired from School District 59 in 1993. Rick moved to Yorkville, IL. in 1993 and started the 21 piece Yorkville Big Band. The Yorkville Big Band plays for many summer outdoor concerts and has performed twice on the stage of the Aurora Paramont Theatre.
2018 is our 25th season of big band dancing in the Yorkville area. Our dances are held at the Yorkville American Legion,
9054 E. Veterans Pkwy. (Rte. 34) Yorkville Il. every 3rd Sunday, from Sept. to May.....Open to the public...all are invited. Rick & Carol Falato will retire at our May 20th 2018 Yorkville American Legion Dance. Rick Falato......Yorkville Big Band Director & Founder (1993) Retiring after 25 years.
Band Director & Founder (1993) Rick Falato
Yorkville Big Band.....630-465-8543
On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 Carol & Rick Falato were asked to appear at the Yorkville City Council meeting. At that time, Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski presented to Carol & Rick a "Certificate of Recognition" for 25 years for being involved in the community and entertaining people for 25 years with big band music.
Our Next Gig........
Note: No Dance on April 15th. (3rd Sunday)
Sun. April 22, 2018
(4th Sunday of the April)
Sun. May 20, 2018
No Dances during summer Months.
Sun. Sept. 16, 2018
Sun. Oct. 21, 2018
Sun. Nov. 18, 2018
Sun. Dec. 16. 2018