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Ruckel Chorus is a daily elective class taught & directed by Michelle Tredway, M.M.E.
All our information is now available through the Charms Office Assistant online service.
Click on Charms Calendar link for access to the Chorus Calendar.

You will be leaving the Ruckel Middle School website when you go to the Charms site.
Click on the Charms Office Assistant link to access this site.
Complete instructions for using the Charms website are here.

Any questions? Contact Mrs. T at tredwaym@okaloosaschools.com

All State
Rehearsal and Sight Reading Test info on the All State Page

7th-8th Grade Students new to Ruckel who are interested in Chorus - Call the Ruckel Guidance Office
at 850-833-4142 to register for a Chorus Class or email Mrs. Tredway

Due to the delayed school start date:
All-State Preps have been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 11, Wednesday, August 12, and
Thursday, August 13 from 10:30 am to Noon daily. Afternoon session 1:30 to 3:00 pm are also available.
Interested 7th and 8th Grade Chorus Students can come to any sessions convenient to their schedule.

Sixth Grade Chorus Preview Day has been rescheduled to Friday, August 14 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
in the Chorus Room. Registration is required. Please email Mrs. Tredway if you plan to attend!

Uniform Donation / Return / Drop-Off has been rescheduled for Tuesday to Thursday, August 11 to 13,
from 10:00 to10:30 am in the Ruckel Gym parking lot. Drive up to the double doors by the Gym and
someone will be available curbside to take your labeled uniform from your passenger car.

Congratulations to the Ruckel Middle School Ambassadors,
which was selected by their district adjudication panel as a Middle School
Choir of Distinction for 2020! This choir and their director will be recognized
at the next FVA General Business Meeting.

See the complete list of honored choirs here

Okaloosa Choir Members sang 'together apart'.
Here is the unveiling of Song of Gratitude.
Used by permission of the composer, Craig Hella Johnson,
lyricist Michael Browne, and Conspirare publishing.

Click Here

To all interested in Ruckel Chorus, and the Okaloosa County Choral World:
I warmly welcome Catherine Swan Feazell back to Okaloosa County.
It will be my great joy to prepare choral students to participate in high school
choral music under her studied expertise and impressive musical leadership.
I look forward to a strong alliance between our programs!

For more information about Mrs. Feazell, please click here

Composer Elaine Hagenberg
On Tuesday, May 19,
noted international choral composer, Elaine Hagenberg, ZOOMED with 57 Ruckel Chorus students to talk with them about how she writes music.  Among other musical topics discussed in our 30-minute session were her comments about two of her works that we performed at MPA: “Tyger” (6th Grade Beginning Choir) and “Oh Think of Me” (Chanson). 
Mrs. Hagenberg is in person as inspiring as her music!

Chorus Students: if you earned a Chorus Award and didn't get to pick your up,
Bay Area Awards
in Niceville will keep them at their shop all summer.
Simply call ahead anytime during their operating hours and they will set your medallion, ribbon, medal, or pin out for you to retrieve.
Questions? Write to Mrs. Tredway at

To my Ruckel Chorus Family,
I miss you more than I can adequately express here. I love my job. I say that all the time, and especially mean that deeply today. I love each and every one of you! I look forward to the time soon when I can say that to everyone in the classroom - and then SING TOGETHER!!!!! Until then, stay healthy. Be safe. Look for information from me on Google Classroom.OCSD Online Assignments
and through CHARMS! Ruckel Chorus ROCKS!! ~mrs t

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2020 Florida Vocal Association Music Performance Assessment
RMS Chorus in performance
Congratulations to our vocal music department -- Each of our choral groups received straight Superior ratings from every judge.
Chanson Select Women received Sight Reading Choir of Distinction and the Ambassadors earned overall Choir of Distinction. Go Rams!

Ms. Tredway with the judges
2020 MPA Adjudicators Dr. Charlie Toomer (Jacksonville, FL), Mr. Nick Powers (Orlando, FL),
Mr. Evan Powers (Orlando, FL), Ms. Julia House, Panama City, FL, with Mrs. Michelle Tredway,
District 1 FVA Chairperson, and Ruckel Choral Director.

76 Ruckel Chorus students participated in the Florida Vocal Association Solo and Ensemble Festival Friday, Feb 7 and Sat., Feb. 8 in Pensacola. The Festival was adjudicated by five university professors from UWF and FSU. Pictured is Adjudicator Mason Meyer working with a 6th Grade Ensemble and an 8th Grade Soloist. All 76 Ruckel participants earned highest scores of Superior' and 'Excellent'.
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All State chorus members outdoors in a group
Congratulations to our Ruckel Chorus members who participated
in the 2020 All-State Chorus January 9 to 11 in Tampa

L to R from front: Meridian Sobel, Hailey Hilton, Alyssa Fleck, Emma Fay, Lilian Hathaway, Tehya Foley;
Phillip Nguyen, Noelle Yen, Katie McElroy, Hailey Holtery; Amanda Adieterich, Karats Rasmussen;
Kate Kulow, Cece Jordan. Jacob Wilson, Trevor Saewert, Shawn David Malonzo, Dawson Isbell.
Not pictured: Brianna Steele, Sophia Cafarelli

Ambassadors at Henderson
More than 30 Ambassador Holiday Singers sang by invitation at the
Henderson Resort and Spa in Destin Sunday, December 1.
In addition to five other songs, our rendition of "Santa's On His Way Medley"
introduced the arrival of Santa Claus, on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle!
Great job Ambassadors!

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Chorus Sight-Reading Club every Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:00 pm.
Open to ALL interested Chorus Students to work on Sight-Singing Skills.

Pop Ensemble Rehearsals are each Monday and Wednesday mornings
from 7:05 to 7:35 am in the Chorus Room

Questions? Email Mrs. Tredway or check the CHARMS calendar!

Chorus Parents, If you intend to chaperone
any RMS Chorus event during the year, please go to the following link
and complete the online form to be an official Okaloosa County Volunteer.
Okaloosa County online Volunteer Form Here

About Mrs. Sarah Dieterich, our collaborative pianist/ accompanist
Sarah Dieterich is a true northwest Florida local. She grew up in Fort Walton Beach, and studied with Dr. Julia Sublette through high school. She continued her studies at Florida State University with Leonard Mastrogiacomo and Dr. Victoria McArthur, earning her Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy. She has taught privately in Niceville for the last 13 years. She is active in the local Music Teachers National Association chapter and coordinates the Duo Piano recital for Choctaw Bay Music Club. Sarah is the music director at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church. She lives in Niceville with her husband and three children. We are excited for her to join the Ruckel Chorus Family!
Attention RMS Chorus Families: If you are having an issue with emails sent from the Ruckel Chorus through the Charms system ending up in your spam folder, please choose to allow CharmsEmailSender@CharmsMusic.com as a "safe" sender. If you have not been receiving emails from this Charms address, please check your Spam folder.

Prepping for All-State or All-County auditions? Visit musictheory.net for extra help!

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Last Updated July 29, 2020