A Diverse Group of Musicians from Northern Trust Form “The Exceptions"
In 2011, a diverse group of musicians from Northern Trust came together to form “The Exceptions.” Since the band’s humble beginnings as the house band for the company’s annual United Way campaign, it has performed more than 100 times in support of Northern Trust-sponsored charities. From galas to walkathons to club performances, The Exceptions have performed for events with hundreds and even thousands in attendance.
On average, more than 30 members participate in the band on- and off-stage. Members volunteer about 200 hours per year for rehearsals, planning and performances. The Exceptions continually work to grow and keep their audiences entertained. Group members strive to “Achieve Greater” and set Northern Trust apart from its competitors.
In a profile of the band that appeared in Crain’s Chicago Business, Northern Trust CEO Rick Waddell said, “I think The Exceptions represent the teamwork, expertise and creativity that distinguish Northern Trust.”
The band is proud of the feedback it receives from charities, such as the following:
“Northern Trust’s support, shown in many ways over the years, is bringing our important mission to life. In addition to being extremely talented musically, all of the band members who performed at our event were gracious and warm to our guests. We received numerous comments about how much the band contributed to the excitement and ambiance of the evening.”
The band covers music from jazz and blues to R&B, pop and rock.