It was in 1937, on the first day of the annual carnival, the sound of
the steeldrum was heard for the first time. And in the following years several steelbands was formed. They
got the name "steelbands" since they were playing on all the metal crate, that had been brought to the islands
by the military bases.
Who originally discovered the posibility to create sound from an
oilbarrel is not known, but Winston Spree Simon is known as one of the pioneers. Today the steeldrum has
evolved to a beautiful sounding and highly respected musical instrument.
In the beginning of the 1980s, steeldrums was for the first time
imported to Denmark by Gladsaxe Music School, from which Copenhagen Steelband originates.