bandsman bandsman


  • (n) a player in a band (especially a military band)


  1. It gave him a onetime San Francisco newspaperman, Alaskan goldhunter, Hawaiian bandsmanhis great opportunity towards wealth 12 years ago.
  2. Watchers laughed when a big, fat, black bandsman dropped his plumed hat and had to sit down on the street before he could pick it up again.
  3. He is best remembered for a 1945 picture of a grief-stricken bandsman playing an accordion at a train station following the death of Franklin Roosevelt.


  • Doug Clark: Air Force band’s ‘inactivation’ sad - Tue, 27 Aug 2013 PST

    Being a former trumpeter and bandsman, I wanted to give an appreciative shout-out to the 560th Air Force Band for its decades of service, good will and great music. Also known as the Band of the Northwest, the 560th is tragically being mothballed Sept. 7 in an “Inactivation Ceremony” at Fairchild Air Force Base.
    on August 27, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

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