Photograph of Brenda Anthony.
Brenda Anthony
Executive Director
The Celebrate America Show (or CAS) was first produced in September, 1999. The original motivation of the founders was to offer a patriotic musical event in correspondence with the annual Constitution Week celebration in Logan, Utah. The first Celebrate America Show featured several performers and musicians including local singers, dancers and the ever popular Crestmark Orchestra. Since its beginning 15 years ago, Celebrate America has grown and evolved into a professional evening of big band entertainment as well as a stirring tribute to the brave men and women of the armed forces. The week-long event is held annually in September at the Utah State University ballroom. It includes dinner catered by USU Catering Services as well as a nostalgic, patriotic themed floor show featuring the Stardust Singers, Dancers and Ballroom Dancers. After the floor show, the evening also includes dancing the night away with the 1940's big band music provided by the talented Larry Smith Orchestra.

The Celebrate America Organization was founded in the spirit of patriotism and community outreach. Our Mission Statement: "We Celebrate America by providing quality musical entertainment through performing arts that educate, honor the past and inspires the future". In 2003, The Celebrate America Organization was incorporated as a 501(C) non-profit Corporation. Over the last several years, it has expanded beyond the week- long event to also include a Christmas program, an educational and community outreach program and an offering of music theater classes for young people between the ages of 8-18. As Celebrate America continues to grow and improve, the dream of its founders continues to evolve into reality. Those who live in our community are proud of this unique organization that has garnered both state-wide and national attention.

Executive Director Michael DuBois says, "The Celebrate America Show truly is a unique evening, one thats sure to impress even the most discriminating tastes. We have a great creative team who do a remarkable job presenting an event with all the elements audiences have come to love: a delicious dinner, a dazzling show with wonderful production numbers and fabulous costumes, and of course, dancing with the best big band orchestra! From the beginning, our goal has been to provide extraordinary entertainment that features the big band era and enhances the performing arts while fostering a sense of gratitude for America – her Veterans, Active Military, Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters." The name of the show, "In The MILLER Mood," accurately reflects the event is all about the big band era.

History Of Shows

  • 1999 Constitution Week
  • 2000 Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • 2001 Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • 2002 New York, New York
  • 2003 You Are My Lucky Star
  • 2004 Road to Morocco - A Tribute to Bob Hope
  • 2005 That's Entertainment
  • 2006 Canteen Night at the Copacabana
  • 2007 Fascinating Rhythm
  • 2008 Aloha-USO
  • 2009 Yankee Doodle Dazzle
  • 2010 Hooray For Hollywood
  • 2011 In The Miller Mood
  • 2012 In The Miller Mood - USO Style

Photograph from the 2012 performance.The Celebrate America Show is a Not-For-Profit Corporation

The success of the show is a tribute to those who dedicated years of effort to promote quality big band entertainment including: Richard & Paula Watkins, Frank & Norma Dupree, Derek Furch, Laura Benson, Jim Chapman, Brenda Anthony, and many others. They have our heartfelt appreciation.

Help keep this tradition going by organizing friends, clubs, groups to attend. Be sure to check out the "group rates" for the Tuesday show. Your family will love to attend together - buy several tables and invite friends, businesses and corporations to do the same.

Thank You!

  • Photograph from the 2012 performance.
  • Photograph from the 2012 performance.
  • Photograph from the 2012 performance.
  • Photograph from the 2012 performance.