In the primary and middle school, boys express themselves through singing, movement, and playing brass, string, or woodwind instruments. In the primary, a junior choir, recorder ensemble, and a drumming group complement a fun and challenging Orff-Schulwerk program. In the middle school, students take a unique Soundscape course that helps them develop a love for music through composition, listening, performing, and project-based research. Two orchestras, a jazz band, a choir, and an a cappella group, all open to fifth through eighth graders, round out the program.
The Upper School offers a diverse music program. The US Orchestra performs a range of pieces appropriate to the technical capabilities of the students. The 1:00 and 2:00 Jazz Ensembles and the Jazz Combo expose students to a variety of jazz styles and the challenges of ensemble playing. The jazz band has traveled to New Orleans and performed throughout the city several times. The US Glee Club is one of the school's oldest organizations dedicated to high quality choral singing and superior musical education for its members. The group performs several concerts each year and has toured throughout North America and Europe. The Upper School Singing Ensemble is known as the US Males. US Males perform contemporary college-level a capella music.