The purpose of The Ancient Order of the Mandolin is to promote the brotherhood and friendship of players of the mandolin and mandolin related instruments worldwide, to honor and recognize the contributions of notable figures to the mandolin arts, and to preserve the traditions of the Ancient Order of the Mandolin.
Membership in The Ancient Order of the Mandolin is open to all persons, aged 18 or older, who play, build or repair mandolins or mandolin related instruments.