Songs have been an important part of Harrow life ever since John Farmer, a former Head of Music, wrote the first Song in 1864. The Harrow Song Book now contains over fifty Songs written about aspects of life at the School. They are a unifying force as Songs are sung in many different scenarios: by boys in their Houses every term; by the whole School to audiences of parents, Old Harrovians, and guests of honour; and by Old Harrovians when they gather in different parts of the world.
The tradition has been taken on at Harrow Hong Kong through the composition of its own Songs. There are now five: A New Harrow (2012), May Fortune Reign (2013), One Thousand Voices (2014), Among the Pillars (2016) and We Will Succeed (2017).