band shell


Definition of band shell

: a bandstand having at the rear a sounding board shaped like a huge concave seashell

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The project also involves updating North Olmsted Community Park with new football and soccer field, band shell, performance stage, all-purpose trail, playgrounds, bocce courts and parking areas. John Benson,, "North Olmsted officials hosting parks and recreation levy open houses," 9 Mar. 2018 In the middle of the Mall, at the Smithsonian Metro stop, people disembarked from the subway and headed either east to the symphony band shell, or west to the Jumbotron and MAGA encampment. Elizabeth Williamson, New York Times, "Two Americas, Celebrating Separately in One Place," 4 July 2019 The band shell's distinctive shape creates an acoustically magnificent experience to boot. Maxwell Williams, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles," 1 Mar. 2018 Among the other headliners at the Petrillo band shell main stage in Grant Park, Colombian pop star Juanes will take home $112,500, and George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic will be paid $45,000, according to their deals. John Byrne,, "Denied: Taste of Chicago performers won't get their requested Pepperidge Farm cookies, 'good beer' or Centrum," 5 July 2018 The city recently solicited bids to build a band shell to host concerts and theater performances on the grassy riverfront. Jan Hefler,, "Burlington City's waterfront to sparkle decades after land was cleared of rowhouses, factories," 21 June 2018 Where to watch: Home base is the DCR Hatch Shell, an outdoor band shell where the Pops perform along the Charles. Jenna Scherer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best 4th of July Fireworks in the USA," 27 June 2018 Galbraith also said a band shell-type of stage could help redirect the sound. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Concerts at winery strike sour note with neighbors in McCordsville," 22 June 2018 The band shell will be used for Riverfest and other village events, said Marc McLaughlin, South Elgin director of community development. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "South Elgin OKs plans for new apartment building; developer to build village band shell as part of deal," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of band shell

1897, in the meaning defined above

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