Jim Sim Sr., 1927-2009

Published: August 31, 2009
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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.
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