Vocal Ensemble had its retreat on September 26-27 on campus. They worked hard on their music and also participated in several activities that brought them closer together as a choir. This year, we programmed a service project that not only brought them closer together but also gives back to our community. Project Linus is an organization that solicits groups to make blankets for children in shelters and hospitals. We paired up the singers, and they put together the blankets and in the process got to know each other on a more personal level. We are thrilled to work with Project Linus, knowing children in need will receive these colorful, fun blankets. A special thanks to Sene Gray for providing the blankets and coordinating all the efforts to make and ship them. Sene, thanks so much! Congrats VE! It was a great retreat! Next up in retreat is Choral Union, our 49-voice SSAA Choir. They will experience a similar format. More on that to come!