Ruckel Bands
Class Policies | Football Band -- See Important 2020 Info! | Majorettes
Direct Link to PUBLIC RMS Band Calendar:

Click the blue SYNC calendar button for instructions on syncing this calendar to your smart phone

Band is an elective class taught and directed by Teri Bruse
All Ruckel Band Students!
Grades 6, 7 & 8

Please fill out this Online Registration Form so we can
get you entered/updated in our email database
**2020-2021 Incoming Beginning Band Students!**
Please plan to have your instrument in hand by the second week of school.

It's Time to Select Your Band Instrument!
Beginning Students: If you HAVE NOT selected your instrument for this school year, please plan a visit to Playground Music Center at 429 Mary Esther Cut Off in Fort Walton Beach.
Due to increased COVID restrictions, we are unable to offer selection events at the school, but PMC has offered to allow students to test instruments at their store at their convenience.

I love being your band director Resources for Online Classes 2020
• Comprehensive List of Access Codes

Ruckel's Band Program uses the Charms Office Assistant program to help coordinate the many
aspects of band participation. Click on the Charms Office Assistant link above to access this site.
Direct Link to Charms Office Assistant Adult/Student Area:

If the link takes you to a page asking for "School Code," ours is cwruckelband.
No further log-in or password is required after entering the school code to view the calendar.

To update your contact info, you must enter the student's school ID number
(the same number that you use for Grades Online/Parent Portal) into the student area
password box. Once that number is entered you will be logged in, but you will get
a pop-up window asking you to set your own password to use for future log-ins.

Please edit your information to help us maintain up-to-date records. Accurate email
addresses are critical, so please take a moment to make sure we have your correct information.

You will be leaving the Ruckel Middle School website when you go to the Charms site.

To receive text updates regarding RMS Band activities, text the following input to 81010:
  • @rambegband -- Beginning Band
  • @ramintband -- Intermediate Band
  • @advramband -- Advanced Band
  • @ramhonor -- Honor Band
  • @ftballband -- Football Band
  • @ramjazz -- Jazz Band
  • @5thgrband - 5th Grade Band

Thanks to all the Band Parents who helped make things run smoothly!
You're what makes the Ram Band the best it can be!!

Ruckel Honor Band performing at 2020 MPA
Honor Band performance at 2020 MPA

2019-2020 Ruckel Jazz Band
Jazz Band in band room

Ruckel Students selected for 2020 All State Band

All-State Band Members
Congratulations to Ruckel Ram Band members Kira Tuper, Michael Davis,
Aurora Mendenhall, Brianna Steele and Sophia Cafarelli, who were selected
for the 2020 Florida All State Band. They are five of only seven Okaloosa County students
to be honored. We're so proud of you and know you will have a fun and educational experience
when you travel to Tampa in January to perform with the best musicians in the state!

Ruckel Band Students selected for 2019-2020 All-County Honor Band
All-County Honor Band members

You can help raise funds for the Ruckel RamBand while you shop at!
Just access the site through the link below, and a portion of your purchase
will go to help the RamBand!! Be sure to click below, then shop!
If the banner doesn't appear in your browser, CLICK HERE to make your
shopping count for the RamBand!

2019-2020 Class Policies and Procedures for RMS Bands

  • It may be necessary for individuals or sections to stay after school from time to time to complete assignments or pass-offs.
  • Jazz Band will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays (during Football season only on Tuesday) 6:55 to 7:35 am.
  • Football Band will meet Thursdays 6:55 to 7:35 am during football season only.
  • Fifth Grade Band meets on Monday (woodwinds), Wednesday (brass), and Friday (all instruments) 7:00 to 7:45 am.

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Last Updated September 22, 2020