Connor started playing the trumpet at the age of 10 through the Bolton Music Service under the tutelage of Helen Minshall and Richard Poole. In 2009, Connor was given the opportunity to move to the soprano cornet in Bolton Youth Brass Band. After a year learning his trade he joined the Poulton-Le-Fylde Brass Band on soprano, before moving to study at Huddersfield University to study with Mike Woodhead and Phillip McCann.
Since moving to Yorkshire, Connor has played soprano for many top Bands and in September 2017 he won the prestigious Brian Evans Memorial Trophy for the best soprano cornet at the British Open Championships. In April 2018, Connor joined The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band and is thoroughly enjoying his time in the purple jacket.