It has been a tumultuous couple of years since COVID-19 has changed how we operate, both as a band and as individuals. As of January 2022, we have formalized how COVID-19 numbers in NYC at any particular point will indicate which types of gigs we are open to performing.

RMO - by J. Bell

The Rude Mechanical Orchestra is a 30-odd-piece New York City radical marching band and dance troupe. Through our music and performance, we strive to support people and communities working for social justice. We play protests, demonstrations, direct actions, picket lines, marches, benefits and events for good causes. We function as a democratic collective through consensus-based decision-making.

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