News about Leroy Anderson and his music concerts, performances, video, events
"Sleigh Ride", "A Christmas Festival", "Suites of Carols" Holiday Concerts 2020 - 2021
Thank you to the orchestras, bands, soloists, choruses and other ensembles all over the world who are preparing virtual performances of "Sleigh Ride", "A Christmas Festival", "Suites of Carols" for brass choir, string orchestra and woodwind ensemble, and other Leroy Anderson compositions in November and December 2020 and January 2021. We look forward to sharing the links to your performances below on this page if the links are available to the public. - the Anderson Family
The following is a partial list of the orchestras, bands and other groups which have obtained permission to produce and stream/post to the internet a recording of music by Leroy Anderson in their holiday concerts from November and December 2020 through January 2021.
Etowah Youth Orchestra, Gadsden, Alabama
Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, Alaska
Highland High School Orchestra, Gilbert, Arizona
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Little Rock, Arkansas
Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
and Ballet Arkansas performing "Sleighride Together"
Ballet Arkansas + Symphony of Northwest Arkansas present Sleighride Together with choreography by Michael Fothergill to accompany Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride.
Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas
All Seasons Orchestra, Eureka, California
Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, California
Cambrian Symphony, San Jose, California
Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Carmel, California
Castillero Middle School Band, San Jose, California
Cuesta College Community Band, San Luis Obispo, California
Gospel Outreach, Eureka, California
Jewel Box Children's Theater Company, Long Beach, California
Laguna Community Concert Band, Laguna Beach, California
Leigh High School Symphonic Winds, San Jose, California
Modesto Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet, Modesto, California
Gulf Coast Symphony, Florida Southwestern State College, Florida
Jacksonville University Orchestra, Florida
Sarasota Orchestra, Sarasota, Florida
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Venice Symphony Orchestra, Venice, Florida
Golden Bells of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
Westminster Schools, Atlanta, Georgia
//Sleigh Ride has been an audience favorite for YEARS ! And it is really fun to play !!
Marcy Olhausen Golden Bells of Atlanta, Georgia
Harvest Christian Academy, Barrigada, Guam
Boise Philharmonic, Boise, Idaho
Capital High School Bands, Boise, Idaho
// Leroy Anderson had such a gift for scoring the orchestra to sound like a sleigh dashing through the snow, including sleigh bells, the cracking of the whip and even a horse's whinny performed by the trumpet at the end.
Teresa Muir, President DuPage Symphony Orchestra, Illinois
Aurora Christian High School Band, Aurora, Illinois
Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, University of Illinois * Mrs. Eleanor Anderson's "alma mater"
DuPage Symphony Orchestra, Naperville, Illinois
Eastern Illinois University, Illinois
Edison Junior High School Band, Rock Island, Illinois
Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Evanston, Illinois
Illinois Valley Symphony Orcestra, Ottawa, Illinois [cancelled]
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, DeKalb, Illinois
Lincoln Park High School, Chicago, Illinois
New Symphony, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
North Central College Orchestra, Naperville, Illinois
Macdonald Drive Junior High, St. John's
Newfoundland + Labrador, Canada
Sprucewood Academy, Grand Falls-Windsor
Newfoundland + Labrador, Canada
Victoria Symphony, Victoria, B.C. Canada
Bishop Greschuk School, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
L'Orchestre National d'Ile de France
Karin Hendrickson, conductor
Albert's Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall, London
London Symphony Orchestra
Royal Northern Sinfonia, Gateshead
Tyne and Wear, England
Sidcot School, Winscombe
North Somerset, England
Stockport Grammar School Orchestra
Stockport, Cheshire, England
Dance Base - National Centre for Dance
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Auckland, New Zealand
Queensland Medical Orchestra + Choir
Saint Peter's Lutheran College, New Farm, Australia
Military Bands of the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom Holiday Concerts 2020 - 2021
The Anderson family is extremely proud that Leroy Anderson's music is frequently performed by the bands and other ensembles of the US Forces and by the military bands of Canada, the United Kingdom and those of many European countries.
The U.S. Army Field Band at Fort Meade, Virginia will perform a jazz version of "Sleigh Ride" (vocal) and post it to the band's Facebook page this December, 2020.
The U.S. Fleet Forces Band and the U.S. Navy Band Southeast will each perform "Sleigh Ride" and post a video to their website or social media page this December 2020.
The United States Air Force Band at Washington, D.C. will perform and post "Sleigh Ride" to the band's Facebook page this November, 2020.
The U.S. Air Force "Airmen of Note" jazz band will perform and post "Sleigh Ride" to the band's Facebook page this November, 2020.
The U.S. Army Band Bluegrass Band "Country Roads" will perform "Sleigh Ride" in the "Shenandoah Thanksgiving Video", a free performance for viewer enjoyment with a holiday theme.
The 77th Army Band at Fort Sill, Oklahoma will perform and post "Bugler's Holiday" to the band's Facebook page this November 7, 2020.
The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy in Victoria, British Columbia will perform "Sleigh Ride" during their holiday concert and post a video of the performance to their social media page.
The 36th Canadian Brigade Group Band of the Royal Canadian Army in Halifax, Nova Scotia will perform "Sleigh Ride" during their holiday concert and post a video of the performance to their social media page.
The Band of the Welsh Guards, United Kingdom, will perform "A Christmas Festival" and post a video of the performance to their social media page.
The British Army Bands, United Kingdom, will perform "A Christmas Festival" and post a video of the performance to their social media page.
The The Royal Marine Band, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, will perform "Sleigh Ride" and post a video of the performance to their social media page.
Leroy Anderson Places
Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Leroy Anderson lived in Woodbury, Connecticut from 1949 until his death in 1975. The National Park Service named the Leroy Anderson House to the National Register of Historic Places. The Leroy Anderson House has been designated as an Historic House Museum by the Town of Woodbury.
Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand
Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand, North Green, 11 Main Street South, Woodbury, Connecticut
The Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand was built by the Woodbury Lions Club in 1986 and was dedicated to the memory of Leroy Anderson on September 16, 1986 during a concert by the West Point Military Academy Band. The concert took place on the North Green near the bandstand.
The Woodbury Lions Club decorates the bandstand for Christmas each year on the first Sunday after Thanksgiving. The lighting of the Woodbury Christmas Tree on the North Green takes place on the first Saturday in December each year.
Eleanor Anderson Memorial Garden, North Green, 11 Main Street South, Woodbury, Connecticut
The Pomperaug Valley Garden Club dedicated the renovated garden surrounding the Leroy Anderson Memorial Bandstand on Woodbury's North Green to the memory of Eleanor Anderson, the widow of composer Leroy Anderson and a longtime member of the garden club who died in 2014. The dedication took place on June 16, 2018.
Leroy and Eleanor Anderson are buried in Woodbury's New North Cemetery in Woodbury, Connecticut. From the four-way intersection of Washington Avenue, Church Street and Linden Street, travel West on the entrance road of the cemetery. The graves of Leroy and Eleanor Anderson are on your right (to the North) just South of the large flagpole. The graves are adjacent to the West-running entrance road.