We are indeed active in the streets, but we have decided to play percussion only until we are sure that it is safe from a COVID-19 perspective to play our woodwind and brass instruments again. We are monitoring research closely, and we will let you know when we plan to play with our full ensemble of instruments again. In the meantime, if you need percussion-based chant support for your event, let us know via our gig request form. See you in the streets!

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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