Middletown's 'Screaming Eagles' Marching Band Enjoying A Great Season

The competitive Middletown High School South marching band is also holding a clothing drive fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The Middletown South Screaming Eagle Marching Band was recently chosen first in its division, besting bands from Toms River East, Toms River North, and Howell. 

Middletown South Director of Bands Michael Raguseo said in a statement, “We have a full schedule of games and competitions this year and we are looking forward to even more exciting moments ahead.”  The prize was awarded in Toms River on Sept. 29.

The field show this year features music from “Jersey Boys,” the Tony-award-winning Broadway show.  

The Screaming Eagles performed “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “December 1963 (Oh What a Night),” and “Walk Like a Man.”

The Middletown South Marching Band is led by drum majors Michael DeSocio, Thomas Mannarino, and Tara Smyth, and Color Guard leaders Jacqueline Marron and Lindsey Roesch.  

The band and color guard compete in four events before the end of the season. See the Screaming Eagles Middletown South when they perform during varsity football games.

Clothing Drive

Music Sponsors South Clothing Drive will take place Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the high school, located at 900 West Nut Swamp Road  Middletown.

Wanted: clean, useable clothing, handbag, scarves,ties, hats, shoes, bedding, curtains, towels and  tablecloths. Also, small toys and small stuffed animals. 

Not accepting: books, video tapes, DVD's or CD's. 

Please do not drop off bags before the day.  All bags will be collected outside the Band Room on October 27th starting at 11 a.m.  


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