On a weekend in October 2014, the Great Northern Union Chorus took their unique brand of music on the road to Northern Minnesota communities. The purpose of this trip was to support the Barbershop Harmony Society vision of “No Strings Attached”. It demonstrates a core goal of the GNU to support and encourage singers and choirs of all ages and genres. The tour was made possible with a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This grant covered the entire cost of the weekend and it allowed the GNU the opportunity to touch the lives of these communities by “making the music that’s making a difference”.