a platform, often roofed, for outdoor band performances.
a raised platform in a nightclub, restaurant, etc., used by the members of a band or orchestra while performing.
Peter Christopherson made the leap to life on the bandstand and became a pioneer in the industrial music genre.
The Golden Age of Rock Album Covers Ted Gioia December 4, 2014
The tenor saxophonist was one of the most imaginatively restless artists to ever work a bandstand.
The Stacks: John Coltrane’s Mighty Musical Quest Nat Hentoff October 17, 2014
But the same artist who played with such fire on the bandstand was burning out of control in his private life.
The Jazz Pianist That John F. Kennedy Saved Ted Gioia August 15, 2013
When Cosby looked up, he saw that Sonny Stitt, the famed alto sax player, had joined the bandstand.
Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius Mark Whitaker October 4, 2014
Batiste and his band ended the evening by marching off the bandstand and playing amid the crowd.
Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain Howard Wolfson February 15, 2014
It has a bandstand—what town in Flanders and Artois has not?
Leaves from a Field Note-Book J. H. Morgan
“I consulted a bandstand,” said Father Brown, scratching his head.
The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
At the bandstand in the center of the park concerts are presented, usually each week, during the summer months.
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She began to be bewitched by the continuous circling round the bandstand.
Rich Relatives Compton Mackenzie
The Casino having been burned down in 1918, the concerts took place under the bandstand in the park.
The Mountebank William J. Locke
a platform for a band, usually out of doors and roofed
also band-stand, 1859, from band (n.2) + stand (n).
- Band-tailed pigeon
a wild pigeon, Columba fasciata, of western North America, having a gray band on its tail. Historical Examples Among species likely to be exterminated in the near future are the wood-duck and band-tailed pigeon. Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
- Band theory
noun (physics) a theory of the electrical properties of metals, semiconductors, and insulators based on energy bands
a wagon, usually large and ornately decorated, for carrying a musical band while it is playing, as in a circus parade or to a political rally. a party, cause, movement, etc., that by its mass appeal or strength readily attracts many followers: After it became apparent that the incumbent would win, everyone decided to jump […]
Telecommunications. the smallest range of frequencies constituting a band within which a particular signal can be transmitted without distortion. Digital Technology. the transmission capacity of an electronic communications device or system; the speed of data transfer: a high-bandwidth Internet connection. mental capacity; intelligence: Don’t listen to him—he has really low bandwidth. a person’s capacity to […]