I began singing at the age of three.  When  I was five I was on the Ted Mack amateur hour (the America’s got talent of the 1050’s).  I started studying  classical private voice in seventh grade.  By the time I got to High School, I was in Choir, Dance, & Madrigals.  In my Junior and Senior years I had the lead in HMS Pinafore and Brigadoon.   My teacher was terrific, and she prepared me well for scholarship tryouts of which I won 5 for college.   I attended Southwestern college in Kansas and when I returned to Chicago, I sang sometimes with the singing models and also sang at a supper club called Sorini’s.  I have taught private voice and piano over the years and currently teach at the YMCA. Throughout my life I have sung for many church services, weddings, and special parties but the most fun has been with the YBB for the past eight years.       

Our Next Gig........

Sun. Sept 15, 2019


Yorkville American Legion

6pm - Dance Lesson

7-9pm - YBB Plays



See the "Gig Dates" page for upcoming performances

Our 26th Year of Big Band Dances in the Yorkville Area.


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

We are excited to be celebrating 26 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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