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By David Pan 

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National anthem performed by former MCO tuba player for Mariners' ALS Awareness Night


Last updated 6/14/2023 at 1:02pm

Photo courtesy of Terry Preshaw

Rob Coe of Mukilteo (in electric wheelchair) was joined by Rich Ockwell, John Ockwell, Paul Kawabori, son Aaron Coe, George Steward, Bill Grant, and Greg Brodin during the Seattle Mariners' ALS Awareness Night May 31 at T-Mobile Park. The group performed the national anthem before the Mariners' game against the New York Yankees.

For 15 years, Rob Coe enjoyed playing the tuba in the Mukilteo Community Orchestra.

But physical issues began to interfere with the Air Force veteran's ability to perform music.

It got to the point where he couldn't lift the tuba, and he had troub...

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