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

Chorus Coffee for 6th and 7th Grade Chorus Parents
Monday, February 2, in the Ruckel Media Center
Drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 pm to eat some goodies prepared by Chorus parents, and find out about the Chorus needs for next year.
Questions? Email Mrs. Tredway at tredwaym@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us

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 All State Choruses
8th Grade
Hannah Vitt
Sally Clifton
Grace Hall
Caitlyn Marley
Ashleigh Wallace
Hannah Sjostrom
8th Grade
Jessica Sanders
Josh Riley
Ricky Kozak
Yolanda Stallworth
Simrun Sharma
7th Grade
Sophia Contratto
Gwen Timper
Kayla Stephensen
Tabitha Hanson
Amy Laurent
Grant Ransom

"" 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

""In honor and tribute to the mother of one of our Ambassadors who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, the Ambassadors formed a Relay for Life Team they called 'Ambassadors For Life'. With the help of another Ambassador parent, the students created decorations and participated in the all night Relay celebration from Friday, May 9 to Saturday,
May 10. The Ambassadors won the spirit trophy by participating in every Relay event all night long! The boys sang the song "Home" at the start of the evening Luminaria.

Some of the Dolce girls and a few of the Ram Singer boys were invited to sing at the annual
Evening of the Arts at Plew Elementary on Thursday, April 24.

Chorus MPA News
Four Ruckel Choirs performed at the District I Music Performance Assessment
in Milton, Florida on Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28.
The DOLCE 6th Grade Beginners received the highest rating of Superior;
the AMBASSADORS mixed ensemble and the CHANSON treble ensemble also made straight Superior ratings. The TAPESTRY Beginning/intermediate Girls Ensemble received two Excellent and two Superior ratings. Ruckel Ram Choruses Rock!

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

2013-2014 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 January 26, 2015