Kevin Cody

Hyperion Outfall Serenaders’ Bob White still blowing at 92

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by Kevin Cody

Trumpet player Bob White, clarinetist Sid Pattison and Trombone player Dale Van Scoyk formed the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders Dixieland band in 1971. Every year since then, White has celebrated his birthday with a backyard performance by the band at his Manhattan Beach  home, attended by friends who span the nearly five decades since the band’s founding.

The tradition continued on Saturday when White, in his signature style, reminiscent of Louie Armstong, played trumpet and sang with his band.

White is the last surviving member of the original band, which he named after the neighboring sewage plant. But new members have filled in and the Hyperion Outfall Serenaders remain the Official Band of the City of Manhattan Beach. They were awarded the honor in 1976 by then mayor Joan “Queen” Dontainville. ER


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