Leroy Anderson first mentioned The March of the Two Left Feet in a letter he wrote in 1947. However, he didn't actually finish the work for orchestra until 1969. This wacky, fast polka was premiered in 1970 and is based on Anderson's reading of the P.G. Wodehouse book, The Man With Two Left Feet. Anderson never completed a band arrangement of this work, even though he usually did band arrangements of his own orchestral compositions. Dr. John Boyd made this band arrangement after careful study and comparison with Anderson's own band works.