Federal Way group to sing nationally-recognized 12th man song during Seahawks rally

With Super Bowl XLVIII just a few days away, Seahawks fever is ramping up around Federal Way.

The city will hold a “Blue Friday” rally at 3 p.m. on Friday at City Hall, and will be joined by The Jet Cities Chorus, a local singing group made up of members from Thurston, Pierce, King and Kitsap counties. Jet Cities will be flying high on Friday because the group is set to make an appearance on NBC’s “The Today Show” Friday morning.

Member Melissa Martin penned her song “I’m a True 12th Man” during the Seahawks run to the Super Bowl, and it quickly became a favorite of local media and fans. The Today Show gave the call after members of Jet Cities performed on KJR’s “12th Man Mania” show and met Seahawks “super fan” Big Lo.

Lo, according to a story posted at, fell in love with Martin’s song, saying she had written the “true” 12th Man song. Lo’s enthusiasm for the song was such that he actually contacted “The Today Show” to inform them of Martin’s tribute to her favorite team.

Friday’s rally at City Hall is also slated to have bands from all four high schools in Federal Way, along with a 15x25 banner that is in the process of being placed on City Hall. The banner was bought by the city’s IT Department on their own initiative.

“We’re going to have a 12th Man rally that will rival any other,” Mayor Jim Ferrell said at a Jan. 17 city council meeting. “I encourage you all to attend. It’s going to be a lot of fun.


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