Definition of bandstand in English:



  • A covered outdoor platform for a band to play on, typically in a park.

    • ‘They remind me of the bandstands that jazz bands used to play in when I was a young girl in the South.’
    • ‘As well as providing music for ceremonies and on the march, military bands play on bandstands, in concert halls, and for all manner of social purposes.’
    • ‘Most of the festival centred itself around the bandstand in the Arboretum park, with its surrounding paved semi-amphitheatre, and a grassy sitting area beyond that.’
    • ‘It also suggested as secret meeting places Wimbledon Post Office, the bandstand in Hendon Public Park, Chelsea Town Hall and the ABC Cafe opposite Ealing Broadway Tube Station.’
    • ‘I also remember this great soul band that used to play in a bandstand in the park on our holidays at Butlins at nearby Ayr.’
    • ‘There were bandstands in the parks, but no factories.’
    • ‘Local bands provided live music from the bandstand throughout the event, starting at 10 with Idle Threat, a young band whose line-up includes a 10-year-old drummer.’
    • ‘There is a picture of an outdoor bandstand and a shot of a wooded path.’
    • ‘Four lights have been erected around the bandstand in Lund Park, Keighley, and the entrance in Malsis Road.’
    • ‘The collage is based on a sheet of calico and depicts many familiar Chippenham landmarks such as the river, the war memorial, the Western Arches and the park bandstand.’
    • ‘The canopy was supported by four ornate wrought iron columns that were leftover from the bandstand in the park.’
    • ‘The bandstands in Cubbon Park and Lalbagh were built during the British regime and at that time, Western bands used to entertain people on Sunday evenings.’
    • ‘On Sunday her campaign was finally concluded when the completed bandstand in Clarence Park was officially opened.’
    • ‘Last Saturday they met up again, beside the park bandstand and he handed his wife a bar of chocolate, as he had, all those years before.’
    • ‘There was a sprinkling of decorative buildings, including an open bandstand where a brass band was entertaining a gathering of deck-chairs and the odd snoozing music lover.’
    • ‘Mrs Walsh said: ‘We hope very much that the new skate park will deter people from using the bandstand.’’
    • ‘Meanwhile, in the field there are still plans to create a bandstand, small car park and playground, although the mission to have a skatepark has been dropped after it lost its planning appeal.’
    • ‘I met the Frootbat beside the bandstand in the Exhibition Park at about 3.30 and we set off up to the Moor.’
    • ‘In June 1897, as the country was bedecked in red, white and blue bunting to celebrate the 60th year of the Queen's reign, the bandstand in Victoria Park, Swinton, was not ready.’
    • ‘The collection includes views of City Square, well-kept parks and pristine bandstands, the Civic Hall, Boar Lane, and photographs from inside the infirmary.’