Mr. Noah Speaks is a product of the Stephenson cluster having graduated from Stephenson High School class of 2015. While at Stephenson, he was apart of the wind ensemble from 2012-2015 where he sat 1st chair. Mr. Speaks was also the trumpet section leader for the Sonic Sound marching band. He participated in the jazz band in 2012, Bands Of America band in Indianapolis in 2012, University of South Carolina band in 2013, District Honor bands from 2013-2015 and was selected to be in the Georgia All-State band in 2015 under the direction of Dr. Kevin Sedatole, director of bands at Michigan State University.
Upon his departure, Mr. Speaks attended Bethune-Cookman University where he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Music Education. While at Bethune, he participated in the premiere symphonic band where he was one of the 1st trumpets and toured annually with this group across the country to places including South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. He also did the Music Outreach Program, led by Dr. Rose Grace, where students had the opportunity to travel to local elementary and middle schools to play and teach about their prospective instruments in an effort to inspire young musicians. Mr. Speaks was also apart of the Marching Wildcats of Bethune Cookman where he served as the trumpet section leader from 2017-2020. While with this group, they performed at the Honda Battle of the Bands, Queen City Battle of the Bands and halftime shows for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars. He was also a member of the National Association for Music Education, Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success and one for the student conductors for the concert band.