With only two days left, Flowers Band's Solo Baritone Player Carolyn Chandler, is facing a race against time to be fighting fit in time to play at the National Finals in London this coming Saturday. The long serving member's back has gone and she is not able to stand or sit, let alone travel to London and play. Band Manager Lee Downie commented "Obviously from a banding perspective it is a massive blow for us, as there is a Solo and 2nd Baritone Cadenza in the piece. The new seven day rule has not made matters any easier, as we did not have anyone on the books already that could have helped us out, so we face the possibility of playing without a Solo Baritone. Also, the band are gutted for Carolyn as we wanted her to leave at the very top of banding!" Carolyn is understandably upset at the prospect of missing the finals, as it would have been her last contest with the band. She has decided to take up a new challenge in the world of music. Carolyn has always wanted to play Trombone in a big band and now feels the time is right to make that move. Carolyn is currently the longest serving member of the band and after 28 years will be sorely missed. We wish Carolyn a speedy recovery and very much hope that she will be fit to play at the weekend. We would also like to thank her most sincerely for all the dedication, loyalty and commitment she has shown to Flowers Band over many many years.