band shell


Definition of 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 band’s tradition of Sunday concerts in the park goes back to 1882, before the Spreckels Temple of Music — the band shell — opened in 1900 with 75,000 people crowded into the Music Concourse, according to lore. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Aug. 2021 Oconomowoc locations used for filming included the police station, Roosevelt Park and the band shell at City Beach. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 July 2021 A century ago, the banker Elkan Naumburg paid to install a band shell in Central Park and even hired his nephew to design it. New York Times, 20 May 2021 The Christmas tree and holiday lights near the Lakefront Park band shell here are dazzling. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 8 Dec. 2020 The band shell was built around 1900 as a venue for local events, including music and dancing on Sunday afternoons, Kroells said. Star Tribune, 14 Nov. 2020 Janzen changed shoes and hopped onto the band shell’s stage. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 29 Oct. 2020 Eagan city staffers and volunteers are working to restore the Central Park band shell and a plaza memorializing veterans and public safety officers that were vandalized after a protest rally in August. Star Tribune, 10 Oct. 2020 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, 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of band shell

1897, in the meaning defined above

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16 Aug 2021

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“Band shell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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