Bassoonist, Sid McCammond

Our exciting concert on April 30 was dedicated to our friend and fellow musician, Sid McCammond, 1950 – 2011.

The Sierra Nevada Winds lost an important member of its musical family when Sid McCammond passed away earlier this month. Sid and his wife Kay first joined the ensemble when it was originally formed in the summer of 1990, and he served as bassoonist and announcer at our very first concert. He continued to fill those roles during most of the next 22 years. He also served as a board member for many years, was a past president of the board and conducted one of our earliest public performances. He was a featured soloist, performing “The Old Bear With The Sore Tail” by Fucik, and delighted hundreds of children as the narrator of “Tubby the Tuba” and “Peter and the Wolf” when we performed them at our annual children’s concerts. His unique brand of off-the-cuff humor was a special part of the Sierra Nevada Winds concert experience and will be impossible to replace. The members of our organization and our audiences will miss him greatly.