We examine interaction states between baryons in U(3) configurations. Such interaction states may represent the meson mass spectrum above the pion triplet. Our configuration space is the Lie group U(3) with a Hamiltonian structure for baryons as stationary states. Mesonic states come about via an interaction potential. The Hamiltonian can be diagonalized by a Rayleigh-Ritz method resulting in matrix element integrals that can be solved analytically for the toroidal degrees of freedom by expanding on a suitable set of base functions. We compare calculated eigenvalues for indefinite parity states to observed unflavoured meson masses.