band·​stand | \ ˈban(d)-ˌstand How to pronounce bandstand (audio) \

Definition of bandstand

1 : a usually roofed platform on which a band or orchestra performs outdoors
2 : a platform in a ballroom or nightclub on which musicians perform

Examples of bandstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web City officials similarly denied permission for the Nativity scene to be displayed at the bandstand last year. Washington Post, "Catholic group sues beach town over ban on Nativity scene," 25 June 2020 Since the 1930s, the Nativity scene has been placed near the town’s bandstand. Carly Ortiz-lytle, Washington Examiner, "Religious group takes fight to court after town prevents Nativity scene on public land," 28 June 2020 The traditional location was the bandstand, a popular entertainment and gathering area adjacent to the boardwalk. Washington Post, "Catholic group sues beach town over ban on Nativity scene," 25 June 2020 In March of last year, one of the most famous magicians in the world stepped up to the bandstand at the Green Mill Jazz Club. Howard Reich,, "Pianist Mike Jones, who has played along side magical duo Penn & Teller for 17 years, returns to the Green Mill Jazz Club," 12 Dec. 2019 Since then, women have populated bandstands, infiltrated sidelines, officiated games, coached and owned teams in the National Football League, their ranks growing as opportunities and attitudes continue to shift. Talya Minsberg, New York Times, "For N.F.L. Mothers, ‘Injury Is at the Forefront of Your Mind’," 21 Dec. 2019 The monument will be moved piece by piece from its current site on the north end of of plaza to a spot about 500 feet south, where it will be rebuilt in the area of a 1970s bandstand, which will be moved to a city park. Scott Huddleston,, "Work on Cenotaph in downtown San Antonio could start in February," 21 Dec. 2019 Around this time, Mr. Heath’s life off the bandstand took a turn. Giovanni Russonello,, "Jimmy Heath, 93, jazz saxophonist and composer," 19 Jan. 2020 Around this time, Mr. Heath’s life off the bandstand took a turn. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "Jimmy Heath, 93, Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Is Dead," 19 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bandstand

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bandstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bandstand

: a covered outdoor platform on which a band or orchestra plays
US : a raised indoor platform on which a band or orchestra plays


band·​stand | \ ˈband-ˌstand How to pronounce bandstand (audio) \

Kids Definition of bandstand

: an outdoor platform used for band concerts

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