American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An outdoor stand or platform, often roofed, for a band or orchestra.
- n. An indoor stand or platform for musicians and other performers.
- n. a platform where a (brass) band can play in the open air
“They had this music going on the SMA Sunday Jardin bandstand sometimes.”
“Beneath the elevated bandstand is a small cafeteria.”
“A George Cross flying on a church on a feast day or a Union flag above the village bandstand is one thing (most would agree a positive thing).”
“After the show, Waller sat in with Mr. Asmussen's group at a dance hall they were playing in which the bandstand was a small balcony hanging over the dance floor; the 22-year-old violinist feared for his life when the 265-pound pianist joined them.”
“Near the bandstand was a garage-like building whose doors were not locked.”
“Her unique rapport with the musicians on the bandstand is a great asset.”
“This is potentially a liability," City Attorney Ross Fischer told the council, and reminded the officials that two certified arborists have already officially told the city the tree could fall at any time and either injure or kill someone or could fall on the park's new bandstand, which is under construction nearby.”
“A bandstand centers the main plaza in Mexico's river port town of Tlacotalpan, Veracruz.”
A bandstand centers the main plaza in Mexico's river port town of Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. White wrought iron benches invite people to linger and are perfect for people watching. © Roberta Sotonoff, 2009
“But just in case you didn't know it before, Dudamel is the Marcel Marceau of the bandstand and, arguably, there is no better interpreter of this music and the South American works that followed.”
“When I got with the Wills band in 1949, Bob would let me hum along on the bandstand.”
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