Jim Sim Sr., 1927-2009

Published: August 31, 2009
(Page 1 of 1)

Jim Sim Sr. of Chicago died on August 10, 2009, after a lengthy illness. He was  81.

A founding member of the Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band in 1975, Sim taught many drummers over the years in the Chicago area, including the entire Midlothian drum section when the band began and his son, Jim Sim Jr., who today leads the Midlothian corps.

In addition to his competitive drumming career, Sim served for many years as the Chief Steward of the Midwest Pipe Band Association. He attended local pipe band events until very late in his life, always with positive comments and reinforcement for bands and individual players.  

Described by many as a masterful instructor of pipe band drumming, Jim Sim Sr. was a popular and well-liked figure who will be missed by all who knew him. Our condolences go to his family and many friends at this sad time.

VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:
March 30, 1963Robert Brown wins 5th straight Open Piobaireachd at London with “The Vaunting”.
MOST RECENT POST
  • Toeing a fine line
    Sun, 29 Mar 2015
    Pressuring bands to compete only in sanctioned contests makes some sense. The RSPBA’s most recent alleged request – some use the word “bullying” – that bands not compete at the new Spring Gatherin’ has brought the topic to the for …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS April 3, 2015BC Pipers’ Annual GatheringSimon Fraser University & TBA

April 3, 2015Maclean Highland GatheringMaclean, New South Wales

April 4, 2015Toronto Indoor GamesMoss Park Armoury, Toronto, ON

April 11, 2015Amateur CompetitionHamilton, Ontario

April 11, 2015Spring Training in Albany, NYCeltic Hall, 430 New Karner Rd, Colonie, NY

TIP OF THE DAY
Drummers: When possible, have another player step in as lead drummer to hear the band from a few feet back for a more objective impression of all elements of ensemble.
John Quigg, City of Washington Pipe Band

FROM THE ARCHIVES