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The Ruckel Chorus is a daily elective class taught and directed by Michelle Tredway.
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

Mrs. Tredway is out of the Chorus Room until Monday, July 16, 2018.

All returning chorus students who auditioned have been sent an email about class placement. All returning chorus students have been placed in a chorus class for next year. Our size remains around 240 musicians. Contact Mrs. Tredway in the Chorus Office after July 16 if you have any questions.

All State Prep Sessions for 7th-8th Grade Chorus Students interested in learning more Music Theory and possibly trying for an All State audition:
Tuesday, July 31 - Thursday, August 2. 1:30 to 3:00 pm.
Check out FVA.net and musictheory.net for on-line helps over the summer

Incoming 6th Grade Chorus Preview Day:

Friday, August 3 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Returning Students are encouraged to come and help.
Contact Mrs. Tredway by email if you are interested.

New Ruckel 7th-8th Grade Students interested in CHORUS:
Contact Mrs. Tredway by email to set up a time for an interview/audition.

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

chorus sings anthem
The Ruckel Ambassadors sang the National Anthem for the Pensacola Wahoos
on Friday, May 4, in the Wahoos Stadium.

Congratulations to all four Ruckel Choirs, each of which sang
at the adjudicated Florida Vocal Association District 1 Music Performance Assessment on Tuesday, March 13, 2018!!

Each Ruckel Chorus received the highest score of ‘Superior’ from every judge.
Each Chorus received the highest score of ‘Superior’ from the Sight-Reading Adjudicator. Straight Superiors for each Ruckel Chorus!!!

Additionally, the Combined 7th-8th Grade Girls Chorus earned an additional “plus”
by being given the coveted ‘Choir of Distinction’ award.
This is the second year in a row that a Ruckel Chorus has earned this prestigious award!

The Choruses were comprised of the following:  
*Ambassadors (7th-8th Grade boys and girls), which meets daily as a class.
Straight Superiors from all four adjudicators
Jubilate Deo | In the Time

*6th Grade Combined Beginners ( 6th Grade boys and girls), which meets as separate 3rd and 4th Period Classes.
These classes combined to form one large 101-member chorus by meeting after school on four separate Mondays, for 45 minutes to prepare for MPA.

*Combined 7th-8th Grade Boys Chorus - required for the Ambassador boys; optional for the 14 Tapestry 5th Period boys. Nine Tapestry boys joined the Ambassador boys to form a 33-member Boys Chorus. These boys met before school on five separate Friday mornings, for 35 minutes to prepare for MPA
*Combined 7th-8th Grade Girls Chorus - required for the Chanson 1st Period girls; this was optional for the Ambassador and Tapestry girls.  24 Tapestry/Ambassador girls came to several weeks of before-school rehearsals Monday to Thursday for 30 minutes, joining the Chanson 1st Period girls to prepare for MPA.  
This was the Choir of Distinction for 2018 - Congratulations!

The Florida Vocal Association congratulates the following choirs, which were selected by their district adjudication panels as Middle School Choirs of Distinction! These 16 choirs from 13 schools – and their directors – will be recognized at this year's Awards Ceremony at the FVA Summer Conference on Friday, July 27 in Altamonte Springs.
Bak Middle School of the Arts (District 14) Advanced Girls Chorus & Boys Chorus
Connie Drosakis & Jorge Valls, Directors

East Ridge Middle School (District 6)
Women's Chorus
Tiana Sandh, Director

Hunter's Creek Middle School (District �)
Beginning Women's Chorus & Singers
Alex Pollard, Director

Jackson Heights Middle School (District 6) Bobcat Pack Mark Hardin, Director

Millennium Middle School (District 6)
Vocal Ensemble
Jason Ernst, Director

Progress Village Middle School of the Arts (District 7) Advanced Women's Chorus Kristen Franzen, Director

Tuskawilla Middle School (District 6)
Advanced Treble Chorus
Linda Wagoner, Director
C.W. Ruckel Middle School (District 1) Select Women
Michelle Tredway, Director

Hidden Oaks Middle School (District 13) Bella Voce
Amy Martinkovic, Director

Indian Trails Middle School (District 6) Women's Ensemble
Brady Boardman, Director

Lake Nona Middle School (District �)
Boy Choir & Treble Voices
Courtney Connelly & Ashley Majka, Directors

Osceola County School for the Arts (District 10)
7-8 Chorus
Greg Carswell, Director

Southwood Middle School (District 16)
Concert Choir
Deborah Mar, Director

Pop Ensemble each Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 to 7:35 am.

Sight-Reading Club each Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:15 pm.

Ambassadors at Blue Wahoos game
The Ruckel Ambassadors were honored to sing the National Anthem
for a Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball Game in April 2017.

The Florida Vocal Association congratulates the Ruckel Women's Chorus,
which is one of 11 choirs selected by their district adjudication panels
as the first ever Middle School Choirs of Distinction!
These choirs from 9 schools - and their directors - will be recognized
at this year's Awards Ceremony at the FVA Summer Conference
on Friday, July 28 in Altamonte Springs.

See the list of winners here

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

Chanson and Ambassadors ready to travel to Disney Springs for performance

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 12, 2018