Music is one of the most subscribed co-curricular activities at GSIS. The Music Department of GSIS has a number of programmes scheduled for all students and offers a wide variety of music study instructions in both Western and Indian categories. Students are trained in a wide variety of Western musical instruments such as the Xylophone, Piano, Keyboard, Recorder, Toots, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitars, Ukulele, Drums, Timpani, Djembe, Rondalla, Mandolins, Angklungs, Trumpets, Euphoniums, Horns, Trombones, Orff, Glockenspiels. Our students appear every year for the Trinity College London Theory & Practical Music Examinations. The students are also trained in a variety of Indian Music instruments like Veena, Violin, Mridangam, Chenda, Sitar, Tabla, Dholak, Flute, Tambourine and Ghatam.
Students are taught the diverse forms of Indian classical dance and also the various folk forms that flourish in different parts of India with distinct cultural and aesthetic appeals. We aim to bring together classically-trained dancers and at the same time encourage the rich folk culture of our country. The students are exposed to several classical dance forms in the inter-house dance competitions conducted at school. During the various events at school, the students perform classical dances like Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam and Mohiniyattam and folk dances like Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi and so on. They are also taught Western forms of dances like Zorba.
Dance as a subject in IB not only mainstreamed Arts into the regular academics, but also witnessed students enthusiastically taking up the subject at the Higher Levels. Dance is one of the popular subjects for Extended Essay in the IB Diploma programme. All the students who have taken Dance for their Extended Essay so far were awarded 'A'.