MEMBERS of Chester Brass Band have bid bon voyage to a Swiss musician who lent her skills to the ensemble while studying in the city.
Sahra Périsset, who plays a B flat cornet, began attending rehearsals in January while undertaking an intensive course at the English in Chester language school.
The 19-year-old has now returned to her home town of Fribourg in western Switzerland, where she is a member of Fanfare Paroissiale de Promasens. She hopes to find a job to utilise her new English-speaking skills.
Musical director Philip Mottershead wished Sahra every success in the future on behalf of the band’s members.
Chester Brass Band, which has entertained a number of Swiss students, visited Switzerland in 1982. The group toured Lausanne, Porrentruy and Bienne under then musical director, the late John Golland.
More information about upcoming concerts and events is available at www.chesterbrass.co.uk.