Phi Beta Mu is a non-political, non-profiting fraternity organized to promote good fellowship among its members, to encourage the building of better bands and the development of better musicians in the schools throughout the world, to foster a deeper appreciation for quality wind literature, and to encourage widespread interest in band performance.

Phi Beta Mu is:

1. The only national or international bandmasters' fraternity in the world

2. The only bandmaster-organization to be organized because of one's love respect for his fellow man

3. The only bandmaster's organization that provides a forum by oath, for a closer contact between leading members of the profession

4, The one organization that acts as a liaison between all bandmaster organizations

5. The one organization which, through the American Bandmasters Association, has as its heritage the greatest bandmasters of all time