Rick Falato Yorkville Big Band Director & Founder 1993
He was the band director for Dempster Junior High School in Mt. Prospect, Il. and after 38 years of teaching, he retired and moved to Yorkville, Il. and formed the 21 piece Yorkville Big Band. In 1993, the band started it's 3rd Sunday of the each month, form September to May, big band dancing in the Yorkville, IL. area. This coming September 2018, will be the 25th year of dancing to the Yorkville Big Band. Rick Falato has recently announced his retirement from the Yorkville Big Band. Carol Falato, Mrs.of Ceremony, and Rick Falato will direct the Yorkville Big Band for the last time at their May 20th 2018 Yorkville American Legion Dance. On Feb. 13, 2018, The Honorable Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski and the Yorkville City Council honored both Carol and Rick Falato by presenting them with a "Certificate of Recognition" for 25 years of providing countless hours of musical entertainment throughout the years for Yorkville's community.
Our Next Gig........
Sun. April 28, 2019
(Note: 4th Sunday of the month due to Easter Sunday!)
Yorkville American Legion
6pm - Dance Lesson
7-9pm - YBB Plays
See the "Gig Dates" page for upcoming performances