Antigua Steelband Association formed – 8 members

“The Steelband Herald” published as its official paper

“….steelbandsmen attained a standard of performance which equals if not surpasses that of the best there is in Trinidad….”, Sunday Guardian, January 26, 1951, p.17 – in commentary on Antiguan panmanship

Antigua’s “Brute Force” steelband gets picture in “The Times Survey of the Colonies”

Antigua’s Hells Gate is planned to represent West Indian steelbands in Festival of Britain

Antigua’s Hells Gate wins Panorama with tune “Peanut Vendor.” see more

flag flashcard St. Vincent and the Grenadines holds its first ever steelband competition. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean Boys and Syncopaters tie for first place.  read more

Rudy King Rudy King introduces Pan to America. Rudy King, aka ‘Rock’ and ‘Rudolph Carter’ – (to those who knew him as a young boy/man in his native Trinidad) came to America, bringing with him the knowledge of manufacturing and playing the instrument now known worldwide as the Steelpan; click for more