The purpose of the Association is to:
- Render service and financial support to the University of Michigan Bands.
- Encourage respect for the high standards which the Michigan Bands strive to uphold.
- Promote goodwill and fellowship among current and former members and friends of the Michigan Bands.
- Stimulate interest in the Michigan Bands among qualified potential students of the University of Michigan.
- Participate actively in preserving the history of the University of Michigan Bands.
- Accumulate funds, primarily from member contributions and dues, for scholarship awards to deserving Michigan Band members, and for other projects for the benefit of the Michigan Bands and the Association.