Classorama is a steelband competition for primary and secondary school steelbands that started in 2014. It emulates the Panorama competition held annually in Trinidad and in the UK. The purpose of Classorama is to recognise the many excellent school bands in the UK that go unnoticed for their wonderful works and achievements; in the same way that we recognise sports and other school activities.
An initiative by Steelpan Tutor Kyron Akal, Classorama started as a competition with his school pupils in 2007 at Sir John Cass's Foundation & Red Coat Church of England Secondary School. It very soon developed into a true Panorama atmosphere celebrated by parents, teachers and pupils alike. What makes Classorama unique is Kyron Akal’s concept to take any song from any genre and transforming it into a creative calypso piece of music. This permits children and young people to perform music they enjoy and are familiar with whilst emulating the Panorama competition from Trinidad & Tobago. Steel Pan Trust has developed Classorama into a national annual event in July.