Noel first started playing music in secondary school where he played the
violin. After one year he moved onto trumpet and continued on this
instrument until GCSE year. He also played in the Brass Ensemble and
School Orchestra at Bangor Grammar School. After leaving school
Noel joined Newtownards Silver Band and has since changed instruments
again. He has been playing solo horn since 2002 and in 2007 played
his first public solo - 'Demelza'.

From November 2009 Noel is now playing first horn.

Noel is on the bands committee and is the 'webmaster' for this website.