1990s

1990

  • Steelpan Standardisation survey was compiled
  • St Paul's and Hallows' Youth Steel Band (London) performed at the Schools Prom (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Newham Youth Steelband (London) was formed
  • Pan Parang, the first steelpan parang competition was held 

1991

  • George 'Sonny' Goddard's book 'Forty Years in the Steelbands' was published by Karia Press, London (owned by the late Trinidadian Norris 'Buzz' Johnson)
  • Real Steel (Plymouth) was formed

1992

  • The steelpan was declared the National Instrument of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Harrow School's Steel Orchestra (London) performed at the Schools Prom (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Comets Steelband (London) was formed

1993

  • Pan Trinbago's first newsletter
  • The North West Steelband Association was formed
  • Trinidad and Tobago Instruments Ltd was formed
  • Ebony became the first steelband to win Panorama for three successive years
  • Waltham Forest Steel (London) was formed

1994

  • The syllabus for graded examinations in solo steelpan was developed in Trinidad
  • Metronomes Steel Orchestra performed at the opening of the Channel Tunnel
  • Pantonic All Stars Steel Band (Stockport) performed at the Schools Proms (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Panache Steelband (Gloucestershire) was formed

1995

  • The British Association of Steelbands (BAS) was formed
  • Graded examinations in solo steelpan were held for the first time
  • Pantonic All Stars Steel Band (Stockport) and Littleover Community School, Pantastics Steelband (Derbyshire) performed at the Schools Proms (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Pantasia Steel Orchestra (London) was formed

1996

  • Panorama results were recorded on the internet for the first time
  • Waltham Forest Steel (London) and Crown Hills Steel Band (Leicester) performed at the Schools Prom (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Newcastle All Stars Steelband (Newcastle) was formed
  • Sunshine Panners Steelband (Haydon Bridge) was formed
  • Panache Steelband (London) was formed
  • St Michaels & All angels Steelband (London) was formed

1997

  • Carnival began in Balham, Briston and Tottenham
  • Amoco Renegades was the first and only steelband to achieve a Panorama hat-trick of wins
  • Arthur France was awarded an M.B.E.
  • Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra (Reading) was formed
  • Seaforth Steelband (Merseyside) was formed

1998

  • The first World Steelband Music Festival
  • Real Steel (Portsmouth) performed at the Schools Prom (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Panectar Steelband (London) was formed
  • Slough All Stars Steelband (Berkshire) was formed
  • St Patrick's Grammar School (Armagh) was formed
  • Milnthorpe Steelband (Cumbria) was formed
  • East Steel Band (Leeds) was formed

1999

  • Andy Narrell (USA) became the first non-Trinidadian to arrange for a steelband at Panorama
  • The first BAS Annual Awards evening 
  • The first BAS Pan Explosion competition
  • Goldings Middle School Steel Band (Northampton) performed at the 25th Schools Prom (Royal Albert Hall)
  • Caribbean Crusade Steelband (Edinburgh) was formed
  • Blackdown Hills Steelband (Somerset) was formed
  • Silver Steel Sparrows (Leeds) was formed
  • Leeds Silver Doves (Leeds) was formed
  • Chilli Road Band (Tyneside) was formed