Front of House Manager:
Bob was born in Orkney, now settled in Ayrshire and lives by the creed that “no gig is too small, too big, too close or too far away”. After starting life with the West Mainland Strathspey and Reel Society in Orkney the SFO has enabled him to play with fantastic musicians in wonderful venues at home and abroad. As Front of House Manager he is supported by a great team who work hard to help our audience enjoy our concerts as much as we do.
Bob plays in the second violin section of the orchestra.
Head of Sales:
For over 25 years Wilma Brodlie has been in charge of the team of musicians’ wives selling all SFO musical merchandise. She holds a full stock of all the orchestra’s CDs and DVDs, which you can find on the sales table at every concert. Wilma also deals with all the postal enquiries for these items and her address can be found in the concert programme. Because of her long association with the SFO, she is only too willing and able to help those who want to enjoy the music at home or in their car, whether it is a particular melody or dance. As a result Wilma and her team continue to be a valuable asset to the funds of the orchestra. They also play a big part in meeting and greeting concert patrons who come to enjoy an evening of music and
fun. Born in Dingwall, she now lives with her pharmacist husband Jim in Troon.
The Front of House Team
With a cheery smile and friendly welcoming chat our front of house team are the first members of the orchestra which the public encounter at every concert. Over the years the team have established a rapport with our audiences world-wide, ensuring they are kept fully up to date with our latest recordings, up and coming musical events and concerts and as such they are recognised as a vital part of the orchestra’s activities. The SFO is known universally for its friendliness and family atmosphere and this is due in no small measure to our wonderful front of house team.
Left to right: lona MacKinlay, Victor MacKinlay, Wilma Brodlie, Norma Kidd, Ethel Prise and Anne McLean.