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

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The community concert begins at 6:30 p.m. on the bandstand and will feature music for all ages provided by Fever, a funk, jazz and rock band out of Wethersfield., "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 6 July 2019 The bandstand sing-along is the featured entertainment of every evening at Royal Ascot where spectators gather around to enjoy the show. Ben Church, CNN, "Royal Ascot: A day in the life," 19 June 2019 Head to the bandstand of the 300-acre Queen Kapiolani Park, which lies at the base of Diamond Head and is also home to the Honolulu Zoo. Anna Marlis Burgard, National Geographic, "This summer’s best island festivals in the U.S.," 12 June 2019 But the music thrives on such seemingly unlikely pairings; Herrera is also well-versed in jazz tradition, and Zimmerman’s vocal fluency lends itself to audacious undertakings on the bandstand. Washington Post, "13 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 10 June 2019 Across the street, the bandstand stood snow-covered and, with Christmas now over, unlighted. Thomas Farragher,, "In Maine, a town on the brink of extinction plots a comeback," 13 Feb. 2018 Now, with most such players matriculating at conservatories before hitting professional bandstands, the range of influence is wider and more diffuse. Martin Johnson, WSJ, "‘Quiet Revolution’ by Ben Allison Review: Blast From the Past," 5 Nov. 2018 Hoping to revitalize the area, the town fathers bought the land in 1928, and the Northport Village Park, with its community bandstand, was dedicated in 1933. Marcelle Sussman Fischler, New York Times, "Northport, N.Y.: Old-Time Charm in a Waterfront Village," 2 May 2018 As 1,200 people watched, Debs stepped to the front of a wooden bandstand. Erick Trickey, Smithsonian, "When America’s Most Prominent Socialist Was Jailed for Speaking Out Against World War I," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of bandstand

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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