Sleigh Ride

        This is my song of the day. I recently heard a Carol King version I liked a lot.

        We used to play this in the high school band. One day we were practicing it for the Christmas concert. The trombone section got together and decided to jazz up our solo. (I was the lead trouble-maker) When our time came we stood up and blared out the hillbilly jazz, swaying our trombone slides to the music as we went. Lots of fun.

        The band director protested but with a smile. He knew better than to try to snuff out a mischievous love of music. It became to nucleus of a small group called the stage band, and we were the first players he called on.

        I think I was all the way to college before I realized the world had any problems.

Y’all have a Merry Christmas.

Dr. B

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8 Comments on “Sleigh Ride”

  1. Seems I remember ‘playing around’ a bit in my day too…on the old trombone too!…we jazz up the Pomp and Circumstance if that’s the right name at the graduation….a kind of ‘rock and jazz’ version…we got the same protest/smile from our director too…I guess he knew we loved the music too………….oh yea and how about “Hold that Tiger” at the ballgames!!!….great memories Dr. B!!! thanks, ‘Doc’ Elwood

    • drtombibey Says:


      Your comment brings great memories for me too!

      Appreciate you visiting me over here at wordpress. I have some kinda FB issue and it is very erratic about posting. Dunno.

      Merry Christmas to you and all of yours.

      Dr. B

  2. Carolyn Brooks Says:

    Great story – fun memories!

  3. janice Says:

    Leroy Anderson was one of the musical legends of the 20th century. You heard him everywhere in the early 50’s

    My sleep patterns are messed up so I’m a few hours behind.

  4. jel Says:

    hope y’all a Merry Christmas Doc!

    I posted a christmas card to everyone , over at myplace blog!

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