He was a valued member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, recently retiring.
Jim was recently presented with the South Australian Band Association’s most prestigious Fellowship Award for Outstanding Service to the band movement.
He was a brilliant musician, trumpet player, conductor and teacher and has left a great legacy of dedication and commitment to brass playing.
As a Scotsman of course he had a brilliant sense of humour and together with his musical ability he will be greatly missed in many a band room around Australia.
Read more about Jim and his involvement in the SA Banding movement in Bonded By Brass - Jim Dempsey
Vale Jim – we’ll miss you mate. Rest in peace dear friend.
Bruce Raymond OAM
President South Australian Band Association