Yes, it’s real. “RMO” stands for “Rude Mechanical Orchestra,” a “30-odd-piece New York City radical marching band.” Oh, and a radical “dance troupe,” too.

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 and we do not discriminate on the basis of musical ability.

No pitch or rhythm? No problem. You, too, can march to the “pig”-bashing beat with hate trombones in hand.

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