All the students of classes I to V have compulsory music classes and students of VI to XII learn music as part of their specialised Work Experience classes.They learn the basic lessons of Carnatic Music.This includes Saralivarisai, Tharasthaivarisai, Jendavarisai, Swarajathi, Geetham, Swarajathi , Varnam, Bhajans and Thillana.
They also learn patriotic songs in different languages. Inter House Music Competitions are conducted every year in 3 categories—solo, duet & group songs. The winners are awarded with an Ever rolling Music Trophy.
The students of classes III to V participated in the Sahodaya Cluster –E ‘ Glittera “ Competition 2008 and won the third prize for the Malayalam group song.
Special programmes are conducted for the Sports Day and Annual Day Celebrations. This year’s attraction for the Sports Day was the “Girls Band “ .
The Music Dept. has all the instruments –Veena, Thambura, Violin, Piano,Key Board, Mridangam and Tabla.
The Regional Coordinator of Kerala for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM, U.K) Mr.Sebastian Stephen D’Cruz and Mr. Donald D’Cruz’s visit on the 10th of September 2009 opened a new chapter in the history of the High Range School with the school being made a centre for the Board in Munnar to conduct Theory and Practicals examinations in music. This means that those who wish to appear for the exams can take their exams in the High Range School itself and not have to worry about having to travel to distant places. Some students have already registered their names for the Music Exams.
The present strength of Instrumental Music Students is around a hundred. Students from classes I to XII are taught Music Theory in Practice on a weekly basis. Each class lasts for an hour. Currently the focus of Practical classes is on the keyboard/piano. Students with talent and a penchant for music are being trained to play for the school.
Auditions have also been in progress since the beginning of this academic year to select the best voices for the School Choir.
ABRSM Regional Co-ordinator Mr.Sebastian Stephen D'Cruz along with Mr.A.G.Maxwell, Mr. S.Donald D'Cruz and HRS Music Faculty Mr.G.Sudheerkumar & Mrs.Jereena Jeevan. Photograph taken after setting the ABRSM Centre at HRS on 8th February 2010 & ABRSM Seminar on the same day.