band shell


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

Examples of band shell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The park's band shell is a spot to catch live music performances. Gina Lee Castro, Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2024 Hit the Broadwalk; the band shell is at Johnson Street. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The Park District and the villages of Flossmoor and Homewood have partnered to present Pride Starry Nights June 9 at the Irwin Park band shell to celebrate Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community. Jessi Virtusio, Chicago Tribune, 1 June 2023 But a Facebook post bidding farewell to the band shell drew hundreds of comments debating the aesthetics and sound quality of the band shell vs. pavilion. Katy Read, Star Tribune, 27 Feb. 2021 Some ideas Brooks previously shared on his blog included market and green space, permanent restrooms, a band shell, additional parking, a child’s play area and more. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Aug. 2021 The projects include a new backstage area at the band shell, electrical upgrades (including entry/exit point lighting, and lights on the poles along the access road), conversion to LED lighting, a mobile LED screen trailer, a new concession stand, and more. Steve Smith,, 16 Dec. 2021 The increase is expected to raise $1.5 billion over 30 years, with $1.2 billion to go toward building a new downtown convention center and up to $300 million available to renovate six venues in Fair Park, including the Cotton Bowl, coliseum and band shell. Eric Johnson, Dallas News, 18 Oct. 2022 The band shell was dismantled and put in storage. Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of band shell was in 1897

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“Band shell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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