The University Community Band of Springfield is a unique organization. Its members reflect a wide range of ages, vocations, and professions, who have been drawn together by a common love for making music on their chosen instruments. It is also a part of the Band Department of Missouri State University. As such, performances of the University Community Band are a reflection on the Band Department of Missouri State and the larger University as well.
From its founding, the University Community Band has focused on four primary goals:
- To make a positive contribution to the musical environment of the area.
- To provide an opportunity for individual musical growth and expression among the membership.
- To provide an opportunity for contact among musicians of advanced proficiency.
- To reaffirm the position of the community concert band in American music.