Sunday, 12 October 2008

What a fantastic weekend ... update on the Royal Albert Hall

Wow, what can I say. I have been so touched by all of your good luck wishes for Ryan and his band this weekend. We have all had a busy weekend and are thoroughly shattered but it was all worth it. To say I am the proudest mother in the world does not even come close to how I am feeling after seeing Ryan step on stage yesterday. I felt so ill, my stomache was churning and I thought my heart would jump out of my chest it was beating so hard. Ryan, on the other hand, took it all in his stride. The band played so well and the second movement was so beautiful you could hear the audience gasp as it ended - close to perfection!! There were so many brilliant bands and Ryan's band would have been happy with a top 10 finish.
They were drawn to play last so as band number 20 they had to wait 7 hours before they could play - a real test of nerves but they did themselves proud. They played their hearts out and when the results were being read out (they only read the top 6 out) and they were not 6th or 5th we figured that they hadn't done enough. WRONG!!!!! They only went and managed 4th place which is just incredible. The 3 bands who came above them are currently ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the world so you cannot complain coming behind them! Even better is that they beat the current world number 1 who came in 7th place yesterday. We are all overjoiced and as a result of their performance they have automatically qualified for next years finals (Top 4 go through by right) which means they do not have to worry during the regional finals in March next year. A big thankyou to you all once again for all your best wishes - I will be calling for your positive vibes again for our next visit in a years time (woohoo). Apologies for the poor piccie but should have some better ones later. This was taken straight after they finished playing - they all dashed outside for this group piccie on the steps that lead up to the Royal Albert Hall.

What an unforgetable day!!


Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

you are right to be so proud of him,

Well Done Ryan xxx

CraftyC said...

Many congratulations to Ryan and the rest of them. You must be one proud Mummy ATM, and so you should be.

thread-bare said...

Marcea that is fabulous. Will email you in the morning hun xx

Suzanne said...

Congratulations to all of them... so nice to hear good news for a change! Sue :o)

Emma said...

Fantastic, congratulations to all.
Loved my goodies thank you, you are the 3rd to comment on my PIF - would you like to take part again???
Emma x

Mrs Wonka said...

Excellent!!!!! What fantastic news, you should indeed be a very proud mummy! Me thinks Ryan is in line for a nice big well done prezzie!

Mrs Wonka x

Diane.W. said...

Yey!!! Well done Ryan!!! You must be very proud,how nice :o)x

Christine D. said...

Great news and congrats to band!

nicola said...

Woo hoo 4th position is fantastic and Ryan and band have proved how good they are. It is just as nice being the proud grandma and I was a bundle of nerves watching 4barsrest when the positions were being announced. 6th placing was called and I thought oh well they did there best and then when 5th place was announced I was about to leave computer so now you can imagine the whoops here in Spain when the 4th position was relayed.
This is one day I am sure that Ryan will remember all his life, fancy taking the stage in The Royal Albert Hall at the tender age of 15.
Time we look for flights to support Ryan at next years Finals.

Mum & Grandma

cats whiskers said...

Loads of congratulations Ryan and your Band what a fantastic result, it must have been a fabulous day topped off with a dream come true. Well done Mum for all youe support too.
Hugs Jacqui x

Cj said...

congratulations to the whole band for getting throught that, i'm just scared reading about

Michele said...

OMG that's fantastic news. Congrats to Ryan and his band members. Michele x

RubyMay said...

Glad you had such lovely news...well done to Ryan !


Oh wow Marcea, that is so great. You have every reason to be very proud, you now have to go through it all again in March! that is something to look forward to hun. Congratulate Ryan from me, and tell him what a clever boy he is!! Big hugs Linda x

Cathy said...

Fantastic news Ryan. Marcea thats great news - hope you have recovered!!
Cathy xx

nessy said...

congratulations to your son and his band!! you must be a very proud mum!
vanessa xx

mueppi said...

Wonderful news and congrats to band!
Hugs Gisela

Bev said...

This is just fantastic news Marcea, way to go Ryan's band!!! No wonder you were so proud sweetie, what a remarkable achievement!!!!

I'm just playing catch up now, sorry for the late congratulations.

hugs Bevx


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