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The Ruckel Chorus is under the direction of Michelle Tredway. Visit her Schoolnotes Page here.

If you are a new 7th-8th Grade Student to Ruckel who wishes
to be in one of the fine Choruses at RMS, please contact
Mrs. Tredway to set up an audition. You may qualify
for one of the two audition choruses at Ruckel! You can contact
Mrs. Tredway at tredwaym@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us.

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For Returning Chorus Students:
All State Prep Sessions will be held in the Chorus Room
June 8 to June 12 from 10:00-11:30 am and 1:30-3:00 pm
Students can choose to attend one OR both Sessions.
Other All State Prep Sessions will be held at the end of the summer,
August 3 to August 7 from 1:30-3:00 pm.
All Sessions will cover music theory and sight-singing.
All State Music will be available August 3.

For Chorus Students who have auditioned for one of the two select Ruckel Choruses: Class Lists are being formed today (Friday, June 05, 2015), and through the weekend. ALL students who auditioned have a place in a Ruckel Chorus. Results for either Chanson or Ambassadors will be sent to email addresses and/or USPS mail on Monday morning, June 8. Lists will also be posted outside the Chorus Room door, and on NEWSCHOOLNOTES.
Ruckel Chorus SchoolNotes can be found by going to http://new.schoolnotes.com/CWRuckelChorus/

The Ruckel Chanson and Ambassadors choruses performed at the 19th annual Twin Cities Honor Choir Concert on April 7.
This prestigious concert included selections sung by elementary chorus students
from Lewis, Edge, Bluewater, and Plew Elementary Schools. Besides Chanson and Ambassadors, the Niceville High School Singers and the Northwest Florida State College Madrigals performed. This event was attended by area principals from the Valparaiso/Niceville area, including Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools,
Mary Beth Jackson. The choirs performed under the direction of clinician
Nicole Luechteveld from Virgina.

Congratulations to all the Ruckel Chorus Members who participated in last week’s Florida Vocal Association District 1 Music Performance Assessment. The three stage judges and one sight-reading judge heard every choir sing two prepared selections, and two sight-read selections they had never seen before. The Ambassadors and Chanson/Selected Women Choruses earned Superiors from every judge on Monday, March 9. The Dolce 6th Grade Beginning Girls’ Chorus earned straight Superiors on Tuesday. The combined Ram Singers/Ambassador Men Chorus earned a split two Superiors and two Excellents on Tuesday. The students sang well, and behaved well. They represented Ruckel very well in every way. Go Ruckel Ram Choruses!!

Click here to enjoy some videos of our talented Ruckel choruses,
thanks to Charlene Sanders.

Ram Singers

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  Tapestry Dolce

Congratulations to the 15 Ruckel Chorus students who spent January 13 to 17 in Tampa in rehearsal for the FMEA All State Clinic and Conference. They performed in concert ""on January 17. Ruckel Chorus Director Michelle a Tredway (left) was the piano accompanist for the All State Treble Choir, which was under the direction of noted composer, Dr. Andrea Ramsey. ""

Ruckel Chorus Students who earned spots in the elite 2015 All State Choruses
Sophia Contratto, Hannah Sjostrom, Kayla Stephensen, Jessica Sanders,
Caitlyn Marley, Tabitha Hanson, Amy Laurent, Josh Riley, Ricky Kozak,
Grant Ransom, Hannah Vitt, Sally Clifton, Grace Hall, Yolanda Stallworth, Simrun Sharma

"" All Ruckel chorus members who participated in the All County Chorus are pictured on the staircase of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center following the Monday evening concert, where the Middle School Treble Chorus, the Middle School Mixed Chorus, the High School Concert Chorus, and the Mississippi State University Singers all performed! Pictured are: Isabelle Torres, Yolanda Stallworth, Ricky Kozak, Corey Rutland, Hannah Vitt, Sally Clifton, Jessica Sanders, Nathan Burdge, Caitlyn Marley, Will Maloney, Sara Strunk, Amy Laurent, Savannah Rogers, Tabitha Hanson, Grant Ransom, Grace Hall, Ashleigh Wallace, Hannah Sjostrom, Zachary Wendt, Felipe Siquara, Kayla Stephensen, Gwen Timper, Brandon High, Simrun Sharma, Abbey Ladd, Sophia Contratto, Skylar Lee, Elise Figueroa, Brianna McKenna, Sean Mikus, Lexi Donaldson and Josh Riley.


Adam Potter from Florida State University
was the clinician for the Middle School Treble Chorus. He is pictured in action at the Sunday afternoon rehearsal at Ruckel.


The Boggy Boys' Chorus Day

On Friday, October 3, the boys from the Ruckel Choruses participated in the annual 'Boggy Boys Chorus Day' hosted by Niceville High School Chorus, Michael Dye, director. The Boggy Boys' Chorus Day consisted of vocal technique, navigating through male voice changes, rehearsal techniques, sight reading techniques, and Barbershop singing. Pictured are boys from the Ruckel Ambassadors and Ram Singers Choruses, with Mr. Dye.

Ruckel Chorus
Leadership Council 2014-15

Presidents: Ricky Kozak and Yolanda Stallworth
Vice President: Hannah Sjostrom
Secretaries: Sally Clifton and Zachary Wendt Librarians: Kayla Stephensen, Ashleigh Wallace, Hannah Vitt, Josh Riley
Special Projects: Tabitha Hanson, Barret Mullinix, Chloe Keiran
Not pictured: Simrun Sharma and Bill Danielak.

These leaders are selected from the Ambassadors Chorus.
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Some members of 2014-2015 Chanson, which is an all female SSA group, rehearse.


.2014-2015 6th Grade Dolce chorus rehearsing
2014-2015 Tapestry chorus

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

2014-2015 Chorus Volunteers
Fundraising Chair:
Marsha Weaver
Uniform Chair:
Patti Ferguson
Admin. Assistant:
Khris Carlson
of Sound Chair:
Khris Carlson
Head Chaperone:
Ammy Hanson

Last Updated June 9, 2015