October 2 Leroy Bernard Shields born in Waseca, Minnesota, son
of Patrick F. Shields and (Ida) Maud (Cady) Shields.
since Leroy Shield's birthdate.
Walter W. Shields (brother) born
July 11 Ethel Gladys Shields (sister) born in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.
August 19 Charles E. Shields (brother) born in Mason City, Iowa
The Patrick Shields Family moves to 601 17th St., Belle Plaine,
Iowa 2008 photo
Professional début at age 12. Concert pianist, Lyceum circuit.
Later graduated to the Redpath circuit.
Concert Tour with the Evelyn Bargelt Concert Co.
Regiment band leader in the army, stationed in Iowa
Tours with Mezzo-Soprano Eva Gauthier, including performances at Carnegie Hall, and Aeolian Hall, New
York and in Cuba.
Travels to Europe
Conductor-arranger, Victor Talking Machine Company. Manager of
RCA -Victor's foreign, domestic and west coast departments.
August 18 Ethel Gladys Shields Web(b)er (sister) dies in Chicago,
Illinois at the age of 27 after a long illness, is buried in Belle
April 5 In San Francisco for an NBC program of musical features, broadcast live over seven
stations of the Orange Network. accompanies opera singer Jeanne
April 27 Accompanies actress Thelma Todd for her Victor test
recording at Hal Roach Studios, Culver City. also synchronizes
films. Records local artists in Mexico City.
February More film scoring.
June Manager of RCA Victor's west coast division, located in
Hollywood. First film tunes recorded, including "The Moon and You."
July 31(?) Charles E. Shields (brother) dies in Belle Plaine,
Iowa at the age of 29. Obituary
August Leroy B. Shield (36) Marries Katherine Williams (31).
September 26 Records "Sing Song Girl" and "Song of the Big Trail"
March Cameo appearance with band on stage, performing "Let's Go!" in the Hal Roach production
Let''s Do Things. Records music track for "Laughing Gravy"
June Joins the NBC in San Francisco as orchestral supervisor.
Summer Conducts a 211-piece symphony orchestra at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.
AugustLeroy Shield Song Album published
December Musical director for NBCs Central Division, Chicago
FebruaryIn Culver City, recording music score for The Devil's Brother and receives his first screen credit.
September 17 Introduces his "Notre Dame Shift" in South Bend, Indiana during
a practice session of the Notre Dame football team
March Records more stock tunes for Hal Roach Studios
May Recording the score for Our Relations for Hal Roach Studios and receives his second and last screen credit.
August 18 Conducts first performance of Gloucester at Grant Park, Chicago
June 14 Patrick F. Shields (father) dies at the age of 74. Obituary
June 17 Receives honorary doctorate at Chicago Musical College;
henceforth, known as "Dr. Roy Shield".
June 18 Patrick Shields buried in Belle Plaine, Iowa.
May Premiere performance of Union Pacific Suite written for 75th anniversary celebration of Union Pacific Railroad
December 10 To New York. Replaces Leopold Spitalny as Manager
of Instrumentalists, NBC Eastern Division
Roy Shield's "Musical Transitions for Radio" published.
July 29 Conducts "Starlight Concert" at the University of Rochester's
River Campus Stadium
August 28 First radio performances of tone poem The Great Bell
April 17 Start of nationwide tour with Arturo Toscanini and the
NBC Symphony Orchestra
Leroy B. Shield Retires
(Ida) Maud Shields (mother) dies in Belle Plaine, Iowa at the
age of 85.
Roy Shield Music Company founded; copyright renewals of compositions
from 1930. Lives in Beach Haven Park, N.J.
Visits Mexico City. Considers opening a branch of his music company there.
January 9 Leroy B. Shield dies of cancer in a hospital at the
age of 68 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Belle Plaine Union obituary | Variety obituary