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

GET THE MOBILE APP!
The new pipes|drums app offers the same publication with a streamlined experience. Get the latest news optimized for your smartphone.
Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play
MOST RECENT POST
  • Sales pitch
    Mon, 26 Jun 2017
    Reeds do it. Metres do it. Even educated beaters do it. Let’s do it. Let’s fall apart. With apologies to Cole Porter, the “it” in question is obsolescence, the failure of a product requiring customers to need the next version. … C …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS June 28, 2017Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming Indy SessionUniv. of Indianapolis, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227

June 30, 2017Embro Highland GamesEmbro, ON

July 1, 2017SOUND ADVICE Summer SchoolUniversity of Regina

July 7, 2017Kincardine Scottish FestivalVictoria Park, Kincardine, ON

July 8, 2017Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming Pittsburgh SessionShady Side Academy Senior School, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

TIP OF THE DAY
A kilt that’s too long makes people assume you’re a bad piper/drummer.
The Style Guy

FROM THE ARCHIVES