Connor started playing trumpet at the age of 10, and he developed in his youth through the Bolton Music Service. Having recently graduated from Huddersfield University, Connor studied trumpet under the guidance of Opera North's Mike Woodhead and soprano cornet underneath Phillip McCann. He clearly impressed at University, as Phillip signed Connor at Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band in 2014 on the Soprano Cornet chair. He enjoyed a successful 4 years with the Band, having personally also won the Brian Evans Memorial Trophy at the British Open in 2017. Recently, Connor has accepted the position of soprano cornet with the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band.