Sentinel, op. 245
Commissioned by the Jupiter High School Band, Jupiter, Florida
Ryan Ross, Director
Grade 3 - 4:40
The Jupiter Inlet Light was built in 1860. The 105 foot red lighthouse is a prominent feature of the beautiful oceanfront beaches and nearby barrier islands. It has been refurbished and repainted several times over the years due to damage it has sustained in numerous storms and hurricanes, but it still stands strong. This piece takes its inspiration from this sturdy and enduring structure as it imagines scenes of it guarding the calm waters at sunrise, overlooking the many people who visit the beach and sail recreational boats in its presence, and of course - enduring a storm!