Welcome to Ms. Tugas' Music/Chorus page!

Welcome back for another great year of music making! Please check our new "Music Creation Tools" page, as our list of music tools is always evolving. Also, I ask families to look at the Upper Elementary General Music Google Classroom frequently. There are lots of activities that can be extended at home. As always, jtugas@arsu.org is your 24/7 connection for questions.  Here's to a fresh new year filled lots of music making!

Ms. Tugas
Fall 2017


As always, check the "Forms" below for important permission forms and information!

Parents/Guardians: Please make sure you've filled out a Photo/Video release form with the school. We'd like to share video and photos of your students with you!

3rd Grade Students: If you have lost or damaged your recorder, do not fret! If you need a new recorder for this year's Recorder Karate training, please refer to this form for ordering information and guidelines. Make sure to return the permission slip to Ms. Tugas! In addition, you can head to my "Recorder Karate Resources" page for a link to our Amazon Shopping List. Students can order replacement Lyons recorders in a variety of colors!

CES Chorus:

New rehearsal times! CES Chorus will meet Wednesday and Fridays from 8:00-8:45 a.m. for all eligible 4th and 5th grade students. Keep watching this space for more information!

Our (mandatory) Concert Events: 

  • CES Winter Concert: Wednesday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m.  (Daytime performance at 1:30 p.m.) 
  • CES Evening of the Arts: Wednesday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. (Daytime performance at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Additional community events will be announced as they are scheduled.

If you'd like to participate, please contact Ms. Tugas for a form or click here for a copy.  Please return your permission slip by our first rehearsal on Thursday, September 21, 2017. 

Rehearsal Packet: If you'd like to practice at home, please click here for our Winter Concert packet. 
Note: Not every song can be made available online, due to copyright law. 



CVS Odyssey Chorus:

We are hoping to start on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:45 a.m. Students in Grades 6-8 are eligible to participate in this special group. Keep watching this space for more information!

Our (mandatory) Concert Events: 

  •    CVS Winter Concert: Monday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. (Daytime performance at 1:00 p.m.)
  •    CVS Spring Concert: Monday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. (Daytime performance at 1:00 p.m.)
  •    Additional community events will be announced as they are scheduled.

Rehearsals are Mondays during Odyssey from 7:45-8:30 a.m. and 2:30-dismissal. If you'd like to participate, please contact Ms. Tugas for a form.

Rehearsal sing-alongs: 


Magic Castle Drama Club:

Rehearsals will run on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:05 - 5:00 p.m. Please be ready for auditions no later than November 13, 2017. We hope to have our first show ready for you by late April-Early May.

What are we doing?
To be announced!

We need materials!
We always need lots of props, costumes and sets to make our shows look their best. Anything from jellybeans to stage mics will help! An extended list of materials we're looking for will be included in the orientation packet, but here are the materials we're always looking for:

  • Canvas and wood (plywood, 2x4, rods) for set building
  • Rope for set building
  • Carpet tubes
  • As much paint (acrylic is best) as you can spare!
  • Flat cardboard or large cardboard boxes
  • White gloves (we'll probably need 12 or more pairs)
  • "Old-fashioned" clothing in children's sizes. 
  • Red, orange and yellow fabric (China silk or chiffon - anything that is light)

...and that's just to start! Please email Ms. Tugas for a full list of donation materials. If you have any of these items and would like to donate to either Magic Castle or K-3 Drama, please contact me at jtugas@arsu.org or have your student drop of the materials to the Music room.

If you are struggling with a part and would like some materials to practice with at home, please check Youtube. Other music teachers have made much of the score available online as sing-along/karaoke tracks. 

Just for Fun!

The "Just for Fun" list has moved to the "Music Creation" page!

Schedule 2017-2018:     Contact me:  Forms: 
Click here for my current schedule!

email: jtugas@arsu.org
website: Music/Drama
ces chorus sign-up