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All inclusive steel pan workshops

Upcoming workshops in Ealing, Northolt (more dates coming soon)

Harmonise with Us

At Steel Pan Trust, we believe in the power of music to bring people together. Our all-inclusive steel pan workshops are designed to create a vibrant tapestry of voices, uniting individuals from all walks of life. With upcoming workshops in Ealing and Northolt, we invite you to be a part of our musical journey.

A Family of Sound: F.A.M.I.L.Y.

Our workshops are more than just music sessions—they are a celebration of community values. We define FAMILY as Friendly, Accessible, Multicultural, Inclusive, Local and Young at Heart. It's a space where all are welcome, regardless of age, background or musical expertise.

What to Expect

Each workshop is a symphony of experiences. You'll be treated to a mesmerising steelband performance that resonates with energy and rhythm. And then, the spotlight turns to you. Through our interactive workshops, you'll have the opportunity to play your own steel pan. You'll learn a piece of music during each session, immersing yourself in the art and beauty of the steel pan.

An Instrument for All

The steel pan is a unique instrument that offers a gentle learning curve. With its accessible basics, it doesn't require any prior musical experience. In fact, it's entirely possible for a group with varying musical backgrounds to create a simple melody together in a short span of time. Whether you're a seasoned musician or someone exploring music for the first time, the steel pan welcomes all.

Everyone's Invited

Age knows no bounds in the world of music. We extend our warmest welcome to people of all ages and abilities. While we recommend children from the age of 5 and above, we believe that music's beauty lies in its universality—it knows no age limit.

Join us in discovering the harmonious magic of the steel pan. Let's create melodies, build connections and craft memories that will resonate for a lifetime.


Pan Clash
Elevate the Soloist

Sunday 29th October 2023

Bush Hall, 301 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ




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"Join us for a spectacular day of live steel pan music performed by professional musicians and an exciting youth competition that showcases the talents of children and young people. The event will include mesmerising steel pan performances by top-notch professionals. Witness young, talented musicians compete in a thrilling steel pan competition and experience the vibrant rhythms and melodies of Caribbean music."

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A Melodic Showcase of Excellence

Mark your calendars for November 2023, as a symphony of talent takes center stage. Pan Clash Soloist, our esteemed national soloist performance, has been enthralling audiences since 2007. It's a celebration of the finest pannists, a melodic journey that captivates hearts and stirs emotions. As the spotlight shines on these remarkable solo performers, a friendly and appreciative audience sets the stage for an unforgettable experience.

Harmonising with History: Celebrating Black History Month

November isn't just a month; it's a tapestry woven with history and culture. Pan Clash Soloist is our annual ode to Black History Month, a time to honor and celebrate the heritage that enriches our lives. Through the power of steel pan music, we pay homage to history while forging connections that transcend time.

From Solo to Stars: A Remarkable Journey

Pan Clash isn't just about music; it's about transformation. Supported by the British MOBO Awards from 2013 to 2017, our outstanding performers earned the spotlight and the chance to perform for celebrities in the VIP lounge. This platform isn't just a stage; it's a launchpad for future stars.

A Lesson in the Language of Music

Pan Clash's purpose goes beyond the performance—it's about teaching children and young people the language of music. The ability to compel attention and stir emotions through solo performances is a testament to the power of melody, a lesson that lasts far beyond the applause.

From Participants to Professionals

Pan Clash isn't just a performance; it's a pathway to dreams. The efforts of participants are rewarded and many have embarked on journeys to become professional musicians. Ebow Mensah, a 2018 Pan Clash participant, now graces the stages of BBC Radio 1Xtra, Brainchild Festival and even the Royal Albert Hall—a testament to the transformative power of music.

Save the Date for Melodic Magic

October 2023 promises an encore of excellence. Join us for Pan Clash Soloist, where melodies become stories and music becomes history.

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Pan Clash champion Marlon Hibbert

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Transforming Spaces with Melodies: Fundraising Street Performances

A Symphony of Giving: Street Performances that Create Impact

Are you a business seeking to infuse your space with magic? Is your shopping center yearning for a touch of enchantment? Look no further. Our steelband is here to elevate your space while channeling the power of music into positive change. When our melodies resound, every note echoes with impact, as all donations from the public directly contribute to our charitable activities.

A Universal Language, A Timeless Joy

Our 'outreach' street performances transcend ages, genres and eras. Picture this: familiar tunes from different times and genres weaving together a tapestry of unity. From shopping centers to residential areas, we bring music to those who may not easily access live performances. Our outreach performances are beloved by all ages, as they breathe life into melodies that resonate across time.

A Musical Odyssey Across the UK

From bustling city town centers to quiet corners, our music becomes a bridge, connecting hearts across the UK. Collaborating with local musicians, we create symphonies of joy that echo through communities. For our volunteers, street performances are more than musical interludes; they're opportunities to interact with crowds, to uplift spirits and to revel in the joy of music.

Where Melodies Blossom and Hearts Unite

Street performances aren't just about melodies; they're about creating connections. For musicians, it's a chance to be entertainers, crowd-pleasers and mood-lifters. It's also an opportunity to introduce the entrancing sound of steel pan to new ears, inspiring joy and curiosity in places unfamiliar with its magic.

A Journey of Over 20 Towns

Our journey of melodies has taken us to over 20 city town centers, from Chichester to Oxford, from Eastbourne to Canterbury. Our spring tours and December performances, with beloved 'carols on steel,' create a symphony of seasonal joy that resonates with the hearts of the public.

Elevate Your Celebration, Elevate Lives

Are you planning a celebration or a community event? Imagine the atmosphere transforming as live steel pan melodies infuse the air. Our music isn't just notes; it's an ambience, an emotion, a memory in the making.

Contact Us to Elevate Your Event with Melodies

Join us in spreading joy, connecting hearts and contributing to positive change. Contact us today and let's weave melodies that echo in hearts long after the music ends.

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Thank you for your contribution. We fundraised £3,043 in December 2022. We did a tour in the London borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Southampton and Canterbury.



Igniting Unity and Joy through Steel Pan



10AM - 3.30PM


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Harmony in Diversity: A Festival of Music

Every summer, a harmonious crescendo reverberates across the country as dedicated school bands gather from far and wide. These bands don't just perform; they inspire, connect and learn. The occasion? School-O-Rama—a festival that's more than just music; it's a celebration of roots, culture and community.

A Melodic Tapestry

Since its inception in 2014 as "Classorama," this festival has evolved into School-O-Rama—a vibrant tapestry woven with performances, workshops and a spirit of togetherness. Over the years, more than 30 schools have graced its stage, with over 500 pupils uniting annually during the school summer term.

Preserving Heritage, Fostering Unity

School-O-Rama isn't merely an event; it's a bridge to our roots, a portal to our culture. It's where connections are forged, where origins are celebrated and where the ties that bind us together are strengthened. This festival isn't just about melodies; it's about socialisation, entertainment and weaving social networks that enrich the pan community.

Music as a Beacon of Joy

In a world that often feels monotonous, School-O-Rama stands as a beacon of joy. Its liveliness and energy inject positivity into our lives, a much-needed balm for the soul. On the day of School-O-Rama, the atmosphere transforms—positivity reigns supreme and the air is filled with the sweet notes of music.

A Symphony of Unity

At School-O-Rama, diversity dances with unity. The event embodies community cohesion, building social capital that extends far beyond its notes. It's an affirmation that music has the power to not only entertain but also to unite hearts, enrich lives and create a shared tapestry of memories.

Celebrating Life's Vibrancy

In a world that yearns for vibrancy, School-O-Rama emerges as an oasis of enthusiasm and jubilation. It's a reminder that music can be more than just a melody—it can be a lifeline, a source of connection and an embodiment of positivity.

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School-O-Rama Champions

Celebrating Excellence in Pan Music Education

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Secondary School

Kingsdale Foundation School

Mr. Kishan Shorter, both a former pupil and current pan tutor at Kingsdale Foundation School, has contributed to their remarkable success. With 6 out of 7 wins at School-O-Rama and 3 victories under Kishan's guidance, the school's achievements shine. Steel Pan Trust takes great pride in his role, fostering excellence at Kingsdale Foundation School and sustaining their championship reign since 2018. Their achievements extended to winning a £2,000 prize from UKON Careers at the Barking Carnival, enhancing their school with new steel pans. This collaboration exemplifies the impact of music education in nurturing talents and fostering success.

Primary School

Harris Academy Coleraine Park

At Harris Academy Coleraine Park, their consistent presence at School-O-Rama since 2014 showcases their dedication. Led by pan tutor Mr. Dan Sadler, their performances bring forth a delightful clean sound. Dan's expertise is further highlighted by his 4 victories at School-O-Rama, with another tutored school, Harris Academy Philip Lane, securing a notable 2nd place in 2022 and 2023. Their commitment yielded rewards, earning them £500 as winners of School-O-Rama 2023. This underscores the positive impact of music education and the vibrant community that School-O-Rama cultivates.

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