- Soren Peterson – Cello
- Jordan Nelson – Cello
- Trevin Powell – Cello
- Jared Snelson – Drums
Synergy began when the 7th grade orchestra teacher brought a group of cello boys together to prepare some songs for a school fundraiser. Watching the boys work together reminded her of synergy -- the cooperative action of more than one person that creates success. Because they were performing in a school gym, they explored ways to create a bigger sound for their acoustic cellos. They found that if they amped their cellos with a pick-up, they could also use "gain" to create different sounds like the rock groups that they cover. When the drums were added, the band was born! Go to our website and facebook page to see us in action!
Soren Peterson (cello), Jordan Nelson (cello), Trevin Powell (cello), and Jared Snelson (drums) are freshman at Merit Academy in Springville, Utah. They find inspiration in the cello band Apocalyptica. They also compose many of their own original pieces. Synergy has been featured on KSL Television News, The Deseret News, and has performed with the renowned pianist, John Schmitt. Synergy recently won the 2012 Art City Days Battle of the Bands and the Springville City Mayor's Choice Award.
Synergy wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all the many wonderful people who have been instrumental in their success. To name only a few…Julie Ahlborn, our beloved orchestra teacher, who is responsible for bringing us together, Chris Nielson who took our first great photo, Anya Taggart who has taken many photos since that first one, Pascal Braun from Mountain Rock Music who has been a helpful mentor, Owen Peterson who did an amazing job recording us, our wonderful parents who support us in countless ways, and all our fans, friends and loved ones who continue to believe in us! Thanks for your votes!