Updated on: September 24, 2012
“I love Catina Mack’s voice. She sounds like an Angel when she sings!”
~ Sage Robbins (wife of Anthony "Tony" Robbins)
"Catina, it is apparent that you are an enthusiastic American who appreciates the beauty of "The Star Spangled Banner". Your request is highly valued & greatly appreciated."
~ Amy Zantzinger, Special Assistant to President George W. Bush
& White House Social Secretary
The White House - Washington
"Catina, This 4th of July weekend brought back the great memories of you singing the National Anthem at the "29th Annual Dick Batchelor Run for the Children". You truly inspired the cause of child abuse prevention, which is the reason for the race, and you surely moved the runners and spectators with your great talent. You not only sang with grace but with great passion. Thank you and I look forward to other events with your participation.”
~ Dick Batchelor, Founder & President
Dick Batchelor Management Group, Inc.
Former Member of the Florida House of Representatives
"Catina YOU have a gift from God. Truly an amazing voice that sings for his glory! BEAUTIFUL!"
~ Kris Fairless (Rodan + Fields RFx Circle Achiever, Hall of Fame Recipient and Million Dollar Circle Achiever)
"Catina Mack is a rare talent, her sparkling personality shines through when she sings. Her love for this great country is so evident and her voice is simply magnificent. She gives the National Anthem a much deeper meaning, she makes you proud to be an American!"
~ Mark Fairless (Rodan + Fields RFx Circle Achiever and Million Dollar Circle Achiever)
"Dear Catina, On behalf of Daytona International Speedway and our attraction, DAYTONA 500 Experience, I want to thank you for being such an important part of our 5th Annual Straightaway to Stardom competition by serving as one of our expert judges during the second round of competition on June 6, 2009.
Your experience and background from your many years of National Anthem and God Bless America performances in our community and at numerous events hosted at Daytona International Speedway made having you as a judge an easy and obvious choice. We were honored to have you judge this competition and valued your opinion in helping to determine our top 10 finalists.
Thank you again for contributing to the great success of our 5th Annual Straightaway to Stardom competition."
~ Robin D. Braig, President
Daytona International Speedway "The World Center of Racing"
"On behalf of Daytona International Speedway, it is with great pleasure
that I recommend Catina Mack as a singer of the National Anthem. We have
been honored to have Catina perform both the Star Spangled Banner and
God Bless America at numerous racing events that we have hosted at
Daytona International Speedway over the past decade. Catina has
distinguished herself as a passionate, enthusiastic, and gifted singer
who brings great excitement to each and every single event she performs
at. She is a consummate professional and extremely consistent. We can
always count on her to perform a beautiful rendition of the anthem with
a high level of confidence, class and pride. It has been a pleasure to
have her represent Daytona International Speedway at our events and we
look forward to many more opportunities for her to do so in the future."
~ Joann Mantovani, Manager of Advertising & Promotions
Daytona International Speedway
"Ms. Catina Mack is a phenomenal singer that presents our National Anthem with power, expression and meaning. Her presentation at our conference was dynamic and moving."
~ John Marks, President, Florida League of Cities AND
Mayor, City of Tallahassee, Florida (posted 11/30/09)
"As the president and owner of Runner's Classic, Inc., I personally want to thank Catina Mack for her stirring and heartfelt rendition of our National Anthem. Attendees at the Classic were truly moved and experienced a presentation of the Anthem which was warm and sensitive. A number of people commented on the clear and musical quality of Catina's voice. In addition, participants appreciated the "traditional" rendition of the Anthem. In a number of sports arenas these days, the Anthem is performed by artists who oftentimes, due to their individual interpretation, deliver an Anthem which proves to be "unrecognizable". Catina Mack has characterized the Anthem with the sincere dignity and respect it has earned through our country's history."
~ L. Kapp, President
Runner's Classic, Inc.
"As a 25 year professional airshow narrator, never have I been as stirred by the National Anthem than that sung by Catina Mack at the Cocoa Beach Air Show. Her perfect pitch, perfect tone and perfect timing (singing as the Golden Knights Parachute Team brought in our flag) was really the "star" of the show. Performers, as well as the tremendous crowd on hand gave her a rousing ovation when she completed our song just as Golden Knight Jennifer Schaben landed on the beach."
~ Larry Strain, "AirPros"
Announcer, Airboss, Promoter
“Catina graced us with a tremendous opening National Anthem performance for our 2009 Cocoa Beach Air Show – a performance not outdone by the F-22 Raptor fly over which followed! She exuded a professional attitude on stage and off, attracting applause from our audience and on-site performers. We will look forward to her presence in front of our air show crowd again!”
~ Frank C. Miller, Event Manager
2009 Cocoa Beach Air Show
"I think Catina is one of Central Florida's great local talents. You can tell she does this as a labor of love."
~ John P. Saboor, Vice President of Special Events
World Wrestling Entertainment
“Our organization has been hosting college football bowl games since 1947 in Orlando and though I have certainly not been to each and every game, I would venture a guess that Catina Mack is as good as we have had singing the National Anthem. She has a great voice and was a pleasure to work with.”
~ Steve Hogan, CEO
Florida Citrus Sports
"I am most pleased to have an opportunity to recognize the professionalism and talents of Miss Catina Mack, a gifted singer and exemplary American. Catina's rendition of our National Anthem serves as an inspiration and fills our hearts with pride. Her beautiful voice and passionate delivery of this difficult piece elevates the standard by which other performers are measured.
She is to be commended for the enthusiasm and excellence she instills in her performance and we are truly grateful that she has allowed us, her neighbors and fellow citizens, to be witnesses to her extraordinary gift."
~ Richard T. Crotty, Mayor
"Dear Catina, Your rendition of the National Anthem is both beautiful and powerful. It is always a joy to hear you perform at our Veterans Day Parade and Fireworks at the Fountain events. Your patriotism and civic pride are an asset to our community and I would strongly encourage others to enlist your talent for their event. I look forward to your future performances for the City of Orlando and wish you great success in your future endeavors."
~ Buddy Dyer, Mayor
City of Orlando
“Catina’s performance of the National Anthem is a wonderful way to start any event. She is a true professional and we ask her to perform any chance we get.”
~ Sam Stark, President & CEO
Central Florida Sports Commission
“Thank you Catina, for being part of the Celebrity Mascot Games for the 6th year in a row! Your love of our country is an inspiration to all who hear you sing our National Anthem. What a beautiful voice, what a moving performance, year after year. Thank you for getting the games off to such a great start. The excitement and enthusiasm your performances generate really get the crowd ready for the Celebrity Mascot Games to begin! Your involvement is greatly appreciated by New Hope for Kids and the families we serve.”
~ Dave Joswick, Executive Director
New Hope for Kids
“Wishes for Kids” and “Center for Grieving Children”
"I am pleased to recommend Catina Mack as a singer of our National Anthem. My wife and I had the pleasure of hearing Ms. Mack perform the National Anthem during one of her many performances throughout Florida. As her prolific schedule demonstrates, she is a strong supporter of Florida's service members and their families. Her voice will captivate you and remind you what it feels like to be an American."
~ RADM LeRoy Collins, Jr. (Ret.), Executive Director
Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
"As always, Catina hit her notes beautifully. It's always a pleasure to have her perform at Osceola County Stadium during Spring Training."
~ Pete Rodriguez, Director of Sports Facilities
Osceola County Stadium
"Spring Training Home of the Houston Astros"
"Dear Catina, I have always admired your emotional and enthusiastic attitude every time you sing our National Anthem and other Patriotic Songs. It has been my distinct pleasure for the past several years (performing as Master of Ceremony for the City Of Orlando Annual Veterans Day Parade) to introduce you to sing our National Anthem. Invariably, you continue to distinguish yourself rendering this delicate task in a professional fashion with pride, honor and reverence for our Flag (the living emblematic symbol of the respect and pride we hold for our Nation and the brave & courageous men and women who have sacrificed their love, limbs and lives to sustain America’s National Security and the Freedoms we enjoy).
Long may you sing "o'er the land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!!!" Kindly accept and pass to your contemporaries, my heartfelt appreciation for your brilliant contributions to the success our Nation enjoys as we honor and pay tribute to our military forces, our American Flag and the United States of America. Laus Deo."
~ Richard A. Ortega, CMS, USAF, Ret.
WWII, Korea and Vietnam
Combat Disabled Veteran
"Catina Mack was an absolutely fantastic addition to our 4th of July Celebration."
~ Jayde, "Johnny and Jayde In The Morning"
XL106.7 FM (WXXL) Orlando
"Catina Mack is as solid as they come. When Catina performs the National Anthem it is 110% everytime."
XL106.7 FM (WXXL) Orlando
"When Catina Mack honors America, people listen!"
~ Alex Diaz, "Johnny and Jayde In The Morning"
XL106.7 FM (WXXL) Orlando
"Catina Mack has become a regular sight and sound at local sporting events. Her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner is sung with passion, pride and soul. What I like is that it isn't overdone or overacted --- it's just right. It's also wonderful that she performs for an endless list of local charities. Well done Catina!"
~ David Baumann, Sports Anchor/Reporter
Bright House Sports Network
"Catina, I would like to thank you for your participation in the City of Orlando's Fireworks at the Fountain events. Your performance of our National Anthem was both beautiful and patriotic. I look forward to working with you in the future."
~ April Reynolds, Events and Marketing Coordinator
City of Orlando, Executive Offices
"Catina Mack’s performance provoked emotion and captivated the audience. She is a delight to listen to and I would be honored to work with her again."
~ April Dickerson, Event Coordinator
"On behalf of the Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation staff and patients, we are grateful to Catina for her service to this community. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and has a beautiful voice. We look forward to including her in future events.”
~ Lindsey Clark, Foundation Events Manager
Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation
“Catina did a fabulous job with her rendition of the National Anthem at our 2nd Annual Orlando Walk for Wishes event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida. She was able to soulfully deliver a warm and heartfelt performance of our National Anthem and we really appreciate her talent, professionalism, and thoughtfulness.”
~ Andrea Halpern, Community Walk Coordinator
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida
"We just can't "Thank You" enough for the efforts you put forth on our behalf yesterday at the 2009 MISSING CHILDRENS BENEFIT in Daytona Beach!"
WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
"My wife and I just heard you sing the Anthem at Daytona International Speedway for the Budweiser Shootout. I must say that was the best performance of our National Anthem in my 52 years. Keep up the great work and keep what's left of our Anthem alive, as it was written!!"
Larry D. Lewis Sr.
"I heard Catina Mack on Magic 107.7 FM very early this morning and she was fantastic. I will be in Sanford, Friday the 4th to hear the National Anthem as it was meant to be sung. I hope everyone has a great time and our soldiers overseas, etc. know our prayers are with them and their families."
Joe C. ~ Casselberry, FL
"That is the most technically perfect and vocally outstanding performance ever! So beautiful how you honor America with a traditional and powerful rendition of our song.
Keep up the great work!"
Michele & Gina Incandela ~ Kissimmee, FL
"She does it right. She sings the song straight up with no pop diva flourishes and showmanship. A great voice and people can even sing (OUR song) along with her.
God bless her and God bless America.
Major Tom ~ Vine Grove, KY
"I agree with Major Tom that "The Star Spangled Banner" is OUR song and it was a pleasure to hear members of the audience joining in as she sang. As I type this, I am watching "A Capital Fourth" on WMFE TV from Washington, DC. I do not know the performer who opened with "The Star Spangled Banner", but I would rather hear Catina Mack from Sanford. My congratulations to her for a CORRECT performance of MY (OUR) NATIONAL ANTHEM. I hope she continues to share her musical talent in this very patriotic way!"
Jemmie Smith ~ AOL
"This is patriotism! We should all love our country and be willing to sing about it, even if we don't sing quite as well as she does. Or at least speak well of it."
Julie Clark ~ Jonesboro, AR
"Hi Catina. Really enjoyed listening to you sing our National Anthem. You make it look so effortless. You sing it like it was meant to be sung without jazzing it up like most people do today."
Joe ~ Tulsa, OK
"As always, sung traditionally and beautifully. Wonderful job, Catina!"
Linda Braun ~ Ringgold, GA
"Your performance gives me chills, it's simply beautiful!! Keep it up!"
Megan ~ Bloomington, IL
"I love watching your perform our National Anthem. You are a beautiful lady blessed with a talent straight from heaven. Please don't ever stop singing!"
Bonnie ~ Orlando, FL
"Wow, she is very good.
Scott C. ~ Winter Springs, FL
"Wow. I love people who find a life's work from a specific craft or talent--what an interesting way to make a living, and imagine some of the people she's met and places she's been (and will go!) I love listening to the Star Spangled Banner, but hate it for not being able to join in...it's a wonderfully stirring tune, but just bloody impossible to sing, unless you're a trained coloratura - or Catina."
LilyLaLa ~ Ireland