Hazel Henley forms all female steelband known as Girl Pat. one of reportedly only two all-women steel orchestras in the 1950s in Trinidad and Tobago — click to read more on Girl Pat

Antigua’s first all female steelband formed – “The Pastel Intruders” was formed. The group of young, exciting and energetic ladies, exhibiting skills on pan on par with their male counterparts, won the hearts of Antiguans/Barbudans and others when they played at their first official function in 1953 to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. read more

Trinidad Music Association accept steelband men after initial rejection, Music Festivals no longer off limits

Bands from south form: Southern Steelbands Association, 25 members

Rising Sun Steel Orchestra wins Antigua’s Panorama with C’est Si Bon

Ellie Mannette creates the Double Second