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Millie Keyes

Millie Keyes has been singing practically all her life. Her first gig
was singing on the Staten Island ferry. She began formal vocal training under Broadway performer Shirley Tiernan Judd and, in high school, joined the Hendrick Hudsonaires, an elite a capella group based in Montrose, N.Y. Following this, she performed at local venues, weddings, and in minstrel shows. While working and raising a family, Millie performed regularly at the Peekskill Yacht Club. She was also able to sing while traveling,
performing in Canada, on the trans-Atlantic steamship S.S. France, and in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

After retiring to Delaware, Millie joined the Cape Seashore Singers and the Sea Siders, performing for the governor and frequently getting solo features. When she returned to Poughkeepsie, she rejoined the Mid-Hudson Valley IBM Club Chorus, and has become a soloist. As a member of "Millie and the Moochers", which also includes her son and grandsons, she appears at local coffeehouses. Millie has made several recordings, including Billy Visits the Farm, a listening and learning cassette for children.

Millie is currently an alternate singer with Switch In Time, but hopes in the future to have more opportunities to sing with a big band.




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