Monthly Dances are held at the YORKVILLE AMERICAN LEGION.

                                                                   December 26, 2017
Hi Everyone, 
Rick asked me to inform you of the the latest happenings. The day after Christmas the clinic called to say Rick  needed to be seen that day. At the Dr. appointment we learned he had experienced a near cardiac arrest. Next thing we knew Rick was having blood work for surgery the next day.  He had his defibrillator upgraded and an additional wire has been added That was followed by an ablation involving a puncture wound and catheter in the groin. He looked very bad before the procedure but his color was better immediately following.  He is on several restrictions for two months. At this time he is requesting no visitors. Hasn't been up to putting on his stage make up ?
 Also, at this time he is announcing that he is stepping down from the band after the.... May 20, 2018 Yorkville Big Band Dance. He feels twenty five years is enough. He will be handing over the baton to Victor Anderson. I will be retiring with  Rick but we hope to pop in or see you around. Have a wonderful 2018 and thank you be for all the beautiful music throughout the years. We are taking an intermission but hope you stay "In the Mood"
Carol Falato
Rick Falato has also been Chairman of the Yorkville American Legion Memorial Day Service for more than 20 years. He and Carol (Memorial Day Service Mrs. of Ceremony) will be stepping down, as Memorial Day Chairman & Mrs. of Ceremony, after the May 28, 2018 Yorkville Memorial Day Service.


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

Our 25th Year of Big Band Dances in the Yorkville Area.


Yorkville Big Band Monthly 3rd Sunday dances from Sept. to May,

This is the 1st dance of our 25th years of big band dancing.


Yorkville American Legion, 9054 E. Veterans Pkwy (Rte. 34) Yorkville, Ill 60560

Dance Lesson with Patricia Ray, 6  to 7 pm. 21 piece Yorkville Big Band, 7 to 9:00pm. $10pp. Under 18, $5.

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