Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s been almost a month since we returned from the SAI International Convention and contest in Houston! We had such a great time! As you know, it was our first opportunity to compete in the International Quartet Contest. We weren’t totally sure what to expect, so we were going in to the event with a desire to just have fun, see what it’s all about, and get that “first time” experience under our belts. We are happy to report that we did all three!
On Wednesday when we performed on stage, it was a wonderful moment for all of us. We felt the support from our friends and family in the venue and across the web cast. We had worked so hard for so many years to be on that stage, and now the moment was here! After exiting the stage, we shared a giant group hug, and then we were greeted by our supporters from our wonderful Region 19. What a great feeling!
When the results came out, it turned out that we did not score as high as we had hoped. We read through the judges comments, taking in the feedback and talking over what it meant. While we were admittedly a little bit disappointed, we also realized that we had achieved everything we had set out to do. We soaked up the experience of singing on the International stage (we can now cross that item off the bucket list!), we had fun doing it, and we loved the fantastic support of our friends and family all throughout the process. The experience was fantastic, through and through.
For the record, our score was 1071, and our placement was 34th. You know what? We’ll take it!
Now, it’s back home to rehearse, learn some new music, add on new skills, and keep loving each other and loving what we do.