. . is it too early to discuss the venue for the 2003 National Finals (lower sections) venue up in Dundee? Its a long coach/train journey for the vast majority of bands, and requires at least one night's stay for most. It sounds so negative, but some people in our band have already expressed a concern about the time and cost that would be involved - is it worth it? This of course assumes we qualify - never good to do that now is it! Still, a band has to be prepared for these things. Any comments from other bandspeople . . . .?