SPC Bands: Community Connections Concert

  • Date: September 28, 2023 Thu
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Hough Hall
  • Tickets: FREE


Recognizing SPC Veteran Services and Highlighting Operation Military Matters and Operation Warrior Hope

Join us Thursday, September 28 at the historic Palladium Theater in downtown St. Pete for an evening of patriotic music with the SPC Community Wind Symphony and the SPC Community Concert Band. This Community Connections Concert honors the work by SPC Veteran services and two local charities Operation Military Matters and Operation Warrior Hope.

Operation Military Matters started in 2015 by then 9-year-old fourth grader Graci Tubbs. After hearing and seeing veterans speak at a Veterans Day assembly, Grace felt the need to support our military and let the men and women know people back home cared about them. The school project grew into a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and has sent over 9,000 care packages to our military service members overseas. Graci is currently a senior at Seminole High School, and she is an SPC student through dual enrollment.

Operation Warrior Hope is a newly formed project of the American Legion Post 7. Its focus is on veteran wellness and veteran suicide prevention within the Tampa Bay Military Community. Combined with 27 community partners, Operation Warrior Hope bridges the gap between the challenges our veterans face and the resources they require.

Concert repertoire includes an array of patriot pieces to lift spirits, honor our veterans, and build awareness of these great causes. All active military and veterans will be recognized throughout the program.

Refreshments are available for purchase in the Palladium Lobby.

Parking is available at two adjacent lots to the Palladium Theater. There is also parking garage available less than one block from the Palladium for $1 per hour at the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (355 4th St. Street, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)

Gearing up to the concert event, Operation Military Matters will be hosting a Care Package “Packing Party” on September 20, at 5:00 (1 hour). Location Seminole at Realty Experts, 7600 131st St. N.

To participate, please email

Presented by St. Petersburg College.

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