Some of our clients have included...
Abbott Laboratories, Advocate Health Care, American Diabetes Association, Arlington Racetrack, Astra-Tech, Barr Laboratories, Bethany Hospital, Birchwood Club, Blue Plate Catering, Botanic Gardens, Briarwood Country Club, Bristol Meyers, Brookfield Zoo, Club Managers Gala, Cool Globes Gala, Derse Exhibits, Donald E. Stephans Convention Center, Dorgan - McPike & Associates, Edgewood Country Club, Eurite Communications Group, Event's etc, Great Lakes Plumbing, Harley - Davidson, Hershey’s Chocolates, Heidrick & Struggles, Hillcrest Country Club, Institute For Supply Management, Israel Bonds, Levy Events, Lutheran General Hospital, McDonald's, Medinah Country Club, Meetings in Medicine, NAACP, National Kitchen and Bath Association, National Restaurant Association, Nissan Motors, On The Move Events, Onwentsia Club, Peninsula Hotel, Purdue Farms, Ravinia Green Country Club, Ravisloe Country Club, Rebecca Lynn Cutler Foundation, Resurgent Capital Services, Reuters, River Forest Country Club, Ronsley Special Events, Sears Tower, Smith Barney, South Suburban Hospital, Spago Resturant, Star Nissan, ST. Charles Country Club, Steve Wynn Hotel & Resorts, 3-M Corporation, Travel Destinations Management Group, Trinity Hospital, University of Chicago Hospitals, U.S. Law Network, Warner Brothers Records / Curtom Music, William F. Gurry, Wisconsin Club, World Travel Meetings and Incentives, and many others...
“Awesome! Your musicians and vocalists are outstanding.
Exceeded all expectations.”
Since I do events in and around Chicago for a living, I have had the opportunity to work with some phenomenal bands and entertainers. When choosing one for my own wedding, although there are quite a few stellar options, I went with a band I had not worked with and instead saw perform at my cousin's wedding. After seeing them and hearing them in person, there literally was no other choice. The Glen Traeger Orchestra is without a doubt the most captivating and exhilerating band I have ever seen to date. Even amongst such other great bands in a musically superior city as Chicago, they manage to bring a certain something that no one else can. From the raw talent and experience of their musicians to Glen himself spearheading the entire process from song selection to arrangement, my expectations were far surpassed and I was well-served to let the Traeger team do their thing. Working with such wildly craetive people is not always easy. This was not the case with Glen. From start to finish, he listened to exactly what we were trying to achieve for our wedding and made it his goal to musically direct the entire event to meet our style. I cannot say enough about his attention to detail or the mere fact that our guests are still talking about how incredible "the show" was. It was our intention to treat our family and friends to an amazing party and Glen Traeger and his Orchestra took it to a whole new level. Thank you so much for exceeding our expectations for incredible music at our wedding. From start to finish, to say the band stole the show would be a huge understatement. You literally set the tone for an incredible night that us and our guests will never forget. Absolutely, unbelievable and without a doubt the best decision we made! People are still talking about the amazing performances! Thank you for making our wedding so memorable! ~ Cydney and Pat Cape
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I have seen and worked with many top bands, orchestra's and musicians over the 14 years I have worked as a professional photographer, and The Glen Traeger Orchestra is one of my favorites. Each and every wedding and corporate event that I have had the opportunity to work with The Glen Traeger Orchestra have been outstanding, but the performance of your band at Wynn Las Vegas was electrifying! From the music, sound, to those fabulous musicians and singers, and the way they interact with the crowd with their high octane energy. The Glen Traeger Orchestra is truly one of the best that I have had the oppoertunity to work with. Keep up the good work and see you at more Las Vegas event. ~ Joe Durkin, Lead photographer for Wynn Las Vegas/ Encore Las Vegas
Congratulations on your ten year association with Medinah Country Club! As you know, that's quite an accomplishment in country club circles. Your orchestra has played at more prestigious Club functions and weddings than any other during that time frame. I attribute your success to your commitment to excellence, the highly skilled band members and your keen instincts to knowing what your audience wants. Every performance has been well planned, fresh, fun, and packed with energy. No wonder guests and members alike leave one of your galas satisfied, happy, exhausted and clamoring for more. I know I always do, as I always seem to be the last to leave. We very much look forward to our on-going relationshipwith you for years to come. I personally see you as a valued member of the Medinah family and cannot wait until you entertain us again. ~ Joe Ebner, President of Medinah Country Club
The greatest tribute and complement to you is that after 5 minutes into your performance at our corporate event, we immediately came up to you and booked your band for the next 2 years in a row. Thank you for an incredible night of music. ~ McDonalds
I just wanted to drop a note to say
how much I enjoyed working with you on the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Gala at Arlington
Park. Your group certainly exceeded all of my expectations. Your level of
professionalism, planning, forethought and follow through made the entire
experience a great pleasure and certainly made my job easier! The music
was fabulous and truly had everyone dancing until the final minute. I look
forward to working with you again at Arlington Park in further endeavors! ~ Beth Rice, Arlington Racetrack
I'm writting you to tell let all you know what a wonderful experience we had hiring and your orchestra for our wedding. I don't usually write letters to vendors, but I felt in this case I should. Mr. Traeger you and your orchestra MADE OUR EVENT AMAZING! The party was seamless and never skipped a beat. Our guests never wanted the party to end (NOR DID WE)! I interviewed five of the biggest bands in the Chicago-land area and believe me you were the best! The GTO sound was like listening to the original artists at our event. Unlike the other bands we interviewed, there was no comparison. You sir, were a pure professional and you actually cared about our event. Jill and I were not just another wedding/event to you and your team. You made our wedding feel like it was a Hollywood gala. Most of all you made my wife smile and that my friend says it all. ~ Jill and Michael Spatz
“My wife and I hired “The Glen Traeger Orchestra” for our
wedding and they were outstanding! To this day, we are constantly receiving
complements about this band and how wonderful they were. From incredible
ceremony music to getting the party started and keeping it going, the high
energy of Glen and his band made for an incredible night. If you want your
event to be truly memorable, start and end with the “Glen Traeger Orchestra”. ~ Adam and Janet Heiman
Your band did a "FABULOUS" job at "The Cool Globes" event held in Chicago. Thank you for all of your help. ~ Wendy Abrams, Cool Globes
You were fabulous and made our event the VERY BEST! Everyone loved the music and you were so nice to work with. Lowell sends his best and gives your performance a "10" out of "10" rating. ~ Caryn and Lowell Kraff
Thank you for making Ed's 50th surprise party so spectacular. Each and every guest has continued to rave about the music. You captured our crowd. We only had one phone conversation and you instilled great confidence. Your calm and easy going manner made us believe that you would make our event something to cherish. We had 150 guests who did not stop dancing. Lots of guests commented that they missed so much of the food because they never wanted to stop dancing. We will always remember how you helped make the Holland party a memorable event. ~ Ann Dee Holland
I had to write to tell you what a FABULOUS job you did at my daughter's wedding. Through all of my months of planning I know you said you would "rock the house" but you went beyond all expectations. The dance floor was always full. I always said the most important part of a wedding is the band and you were phenomenal. People are still talking about it. I loved the interaction of the band with the crowd. That was really terrific. Thank you for making our celebration so special. I wish you only good things. ~ Susan Ortner
"You were the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!"
You were the ABSOLUTE BEST!!! A night to remember forever. ~ Jean and Jim Coleman
Thank you for helping with this years event. Your musicians were very professional and I know everyone really enjoyed your performance.. ~ Warner Brothers Music
Once again, what a fabulous job you and your orchestra did at my daughter’s wedding. What
could have been better than a packed dance floor, incredible music and voices, not to mention the larger than life personalities of all your singers and musicians. There wasn’t one person who didn’t rave about the music played that evening. Thanks X 1,000,000! !
~ Syril Karel, The Write Invite
You were extremely easy to work with and your band was AWSOME. The first ingredient to a successful party is the band. You have the formula for a great band. Incredible performance. ~ Susan and Jeffrey Taylor
Thanks for making our events so incredible. You are the man!!! ~ Karyn and Mitch Liss
"We can't thank you enough for making our wedding at
The Four Seasons Hotel a dream come true"
We can't thank you enough for making our wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel a dream come true. Thanks to you and your musicians, the dance floor was always packed. The high energy performance from your band made our wedding spectacular. ~ Eileen and Rob Stein
I just wanted to tell you what a fantastic job you did at our sons wedding. Your music made the evening lively and so much fun. Everyone had a fabulous time. Your musicians and vocalists are exceptional. The band members were extremely professional and courteous and the singers had great voices. We felt a strong connection to you and knew you would do a great party. We weren't disappointed! Thank you so much for making our celebration a blast! We wont hesitate to call you again the next time we need music and will proudly recommend you to anyone who needs a band. ~ Sandy Shelist
We wanted to thank you for helping with our event. Your music truly made the evening wonderful. Our guests are still talking about how great the band was. ~ Spago Resturant
Thank you for making my son Justin’s Bar Mitzvah such a huge success. Your musicians were a hit! They got the party going with their first song and kept the energy up all night. One thing I will never forget is the sight of the bartenders and waiters rocking and rolling as they mixed drinks and served our guests. The music was so infectious, no one was immune! The band members were so personable and spontaneous with my friends and family. They moved right into the crowd and kept the fire going. I know that a successful party is the combination of many ingredients. But the music sets everything up the ambience, the energy and the pizzazz. Without it, nothing comes alive. Thank you for giving my party so much life. It was awesome! Please feel free to use my name as a reference. ~ Amy Joffe
"Words can't begin to describe how
amazing your band was at our wedding"
Words can't begin to describe how amazing your band was at our wedding. I have had so many complements on your band- you really turned a special evening into an amazing party. Simply the best. ~ Julie Kayman
I was at the Sylvan/ Sarnoff wedding last night at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, and just wanted to tell you that your band was the best I’ve ever heard. The energy and voices were incredible! Thank you for a great night of entertainment. I hope to see a lot more of your band ~ Sharyn Powell
I just wanted to thank you so much for all the incredible, amazing music at our wedding. People are still talking about all of the wonderful music your band played. I really appreciated all of your hard work. You made our day incredibly special. It meant a lot to us. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope we can work together sometime soon. Thanks again for everything. ~ Katie and Brian Taylor
"As president of Twin Orchard Country Club I have seen many bands,
but yours is one of the best I have ever seen"
As president of Twin Orchard Country Club I have seen many bands, but yours is one of the best I have ever seen. The vocalists and musicians surpassed my expectations. Your contributions to my family’s event just put the evening over the top. Already several of our guests have asked for your name for events they are planning. Please feel free to use me as a reference. Thanks again for such an incredible night.
~ Jerry Seiden , Twin Orchard Country Club
Just a note to tell you that our son’s wedding was a hit. We extend our thanks to you and the band for being so great that wonderful day. Everyone loved dancing and listening to the music. Not only did they play great music for us, but they entertained as well. Our guests were quite impressed and nobody left early. We would not hesitate to call upon you for our next affair. ~ Barry & Sherry Goldberg
I wanted to thank you for making our holiday party so spectacular. Everyone was so impressed with the musicians because they were so full of energy and talent. I am confident that you will be receiving some future business from some of our employees who are planning their weddings. We are already looking forward to next years event. ~ William F. Gurrie
"I have seen all of the top bands and orchestras in Chicago
and you are outstanding"
Thanks to you and your band our event was a tremendous success. As sales manager of Levy Restaurants, I have seen all the top bands and orchestras in Chicago and you are outstanding. We could not believe how many people were dancing and you truly made our event one to remember. Your musicians' performances went well beyond our expectations. All of the guests commented on how much fun they had because of your band. I know our guests will remember their fabulous time because of the terrific job your band did to keep the crowd dancing and involved in the party. Once again, thank you so much. ~ Levy Events
I want to personally thank you once again for helping to make our club events such a great success. I have now used your bands "The Glen Traeger Orchestra" and "Sparkle" for the last four years and you continue to receive rave reviews from our members and guests. I know that some of our members have already hired you for their upcoming weddings and corporate events after seeing your performances at our club. In addition, I cant tell you how many people have come up to me and said your bands are unbelievable.
~ Ravinia Green Country club
“Even the Governor was dancing, and the Governor doesn't dance!”
I can't thank you enough for how wonderful your band was at our wedding. Our guests are stillboasting that your band is the best that they have ever seen. The musicians were talented, fun, energetic, professional, and entertaining. You performed far beyond our expectations. The band had everyone on the dance floor until the very end of the evening. Even the governor was dancing and the governor doesn't dance.The song mix was excellent. You were able to transition from slow songs to high energy without missing a beat.
~ Jack Dorgan- Village Trustee, Rosemont
I want to personally thank you for your efforts in coordinating the entertainment for this years Medinah Classic. From the reviews, you definitely hit your mark. We truly appreciate working with a professional like yourself and look forward to next year.
~ Michael Wheeler- Medinah Country Club
We wanted to thank you for making our wedding such a fun and wonderful experience. We received so many complements on your band and we are pleased with our decision to work with you. It was such an amazing day in large part because you handled everything so professionally. Thank you for helping us create lifelong memories.
~ Roopa and Michael Weber
“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the
most incredible evening, your band rocked the house."
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the most incredible evening. Your band rocked the house. During our conversations, I know we had discussed all the specifics regarding music, timing, and spirit, but you truly outdid yourself. You were receptive, available, flexible, and all around fantastic. The energy from the band brought both our older and younger guests to their feet. I have never seen a party where so many people were up singing, dancing, and clapping along. We had a blast, and so did our guests. Everyday I receive another phone call about the evening and an inquiry about you. You are the best !
.~ Sheila Guttman
Just a follow up letter to let you know how much we enjoyed having you at Spencer's party. They made it!! The band was professional, fun, engaging. The choice of music was perfect- young and old were on the dance floor. Most import Spencer loved it. He felt very special and I credit the band for that. ~ Kim and Mark Schwartz
Thanks to you our party was a complete success. The attendees are still talking about the band days later. I have heard only raves. You and your musicians are so talented, entertaining, and very professional. We will most definitely have your band at our next years event. I will call you on Monday to confirm next years date. ~ Resurgent Capital Services
"As a past president of Medinah Country Club, I have
seen many bands and yours is the best"
Thank you for making my daughters wedding the great event it was. As a past president of Medinah Country Club, I have seen many bands and yours is the best!!! All of our guests commented on the way everyone danced all night. But what they did not see was your preparation and attention to detail. ~ Don Larson
The reason for this letter is to tell you what a wonderful job your band did for my daughter’s wedding. It created a festive tone and a feeling that made the party more enjoyable for everyone. Many people have commented to me on how terrific the singers and music was. Everyone especially enjoyed the songs which your singers performed on the dance floor. Once again, the best wishes to you and success in your field.
~ Arnold Harrison, Jenner & Block
We can't thank you and your band enough for making our daughters wedding at Medinah Country Club all that she had dreamed. People are still commenting on the music and fun they had watching you perform. You all bring such energy to a party. The music you played during dinner was just perfect. You orchestrated the entire evening perfectly. Thank you for being so involved in every process of the evening. ~ John and Cheryl Potts
Not only was everything great, it was perfect. From the time you arrived and set up, until the very end,everything was handled in a very professional manner. Your musicians and set up people were very courteous and I could not ask for anything better with the music. As you know, I have received nothing but raves. ~ Paul Geallis- Ravisloe Country Club
You set the stage for never ending, beautiful memories, of a wedding that was perfect in every way. After all that planning, you orchestrated every detail in such an effortless manner. The ceremony flowed with flawless precision. The music gave such beauty to a sacred celebration. I want to thank you for working so hard with Medinah Country club to make it all come together. I could not have been more confident of a fantastic party and it was everything that we had hoped for. Thank you for everything. ~ Sandra and Don Larson
" Boy, does your band rock"
I can't thank you enough for the fabulous music you provided for my daughter's wedding!
Everyone has been commenting on the wonderful entertainment you provided. You really made my daughter's wedding even more special than we could ever imagined. Boy, does your band rock! Although I will not be making any more wedding's myself, I will certainly recommend you to everyone I can. ~ Peggy Lewis
Thanks to you the last two events have been a smash. Your band had everyone dancing from the begining of the evening until the very end of the night. My guests and staff continue to complement me on my choice of bands. Everyone was simply amazed at how great the music was. As always, it was a pleasure working with you and your musicians. I cant tell you how much we appreciated your professionalism throughout all the stages of orchestrating our events. I look forward to working with you in the future and will always highly reccomend you to
anyone looking for a great band. ~ National Kitchen & Bath Association
Thank you so much for being part of our big day. You have made us so excited to host this amazing celebration. We appreciate your hardwork and admire your amazing talent. Thanks again for such a spectacular evening. ~ Jeff and McKenzie Sloan
What an absolute "BLAST" The Trinity Hospital Gala was on October 28. We can't thank you enough for getting our crowd up and dancing the whole night. I am really looking forward to seeing you at our next event on November 18. Thanks again and you guys are the best.
~ Advocate Charitable Foundation
Just a quick note of "thanks" for being part of what was one of the best nights of our lives.
Your professionalism and care really came through and you gave us everything we had hoped for and more. Your energy level remained high through the night and everyone, young and old, participated. I can't begin to tell you of all the wonderful comments we got regarding the band. Hopefully, you will pick up some new clients from the evening. Please thank everyone in the band for doing such an amazing job for us. ~ Julie Kaplan
Thank you very much for being part of such an incredible night. The energy your singers and musicians have simply blew us away. We have never experienced a band with such talent and
versatility. You made the party. We are still recieving rave reviews on our choice of bands. Thank you again and please feel free to use Steve and I as a reference.
~ Shari and Steve Malman
I wanted to send you a little note letting you know how amazing you guys are! You exceeded our expectations on what an amazing party we could have - and our friends are still talking about you! You were a pleasure to work with - how amazing is it that I chose you from word of mouth and didn't meet you until my wedding day. Your performance just blew our guests away. ~ Allyson and Scott Becker
The band was "GREAT". Elissa and I are really pleased. Thank you for everything and continued success! ~ Elissa and Barry Spitzer
Thank you so much for a fabulous performance at my son's wedding. Everybody had a good time! ~ Dr. Richard Egwele
Just wanted to thank you for helping us celebrate our wedding. You and your band were amazing! ~ Angie and Neil
Wanted to send thanks to you for another FABULOUS evening of entertainment. Working with you is an absolute pleasure and our guests had a blast. ~ Advocate Charitable Foundation
Mark and I want to thank you for such a wonderful evening. People are still talking about how wonderful you were. You and your band made the evening everything Josh and Laura wanted. Thanks again and you guys really rock. I will be sure to pass your name to all of my friends. ~ Renee and Mark Stern