Cary High School band director suspended last month, resigns

North Carolina
Matt Minick

The band director at Cary High School, who was suspended in March pending a review by the school system, has resigned.

Principal Nolan Bryant sent a letter to parents on April 12 sharing an update regarding the status of the band director, Matt Minick.

Bryant said Minick will not be returning and has submitted his resignation.

The letter also stated Eric Grush will begin as the interim band director and will remain through the end of the year until a new band director is hired. 

Matt Minick was suspended with pay beginning March 5 after Principal Nolan Bryant said information that was affecting the band community was brought to the school’s attention. 

“I hope you can appreciate that personnel matters are sensitive, and by law I am very limited in what I can discuss publicly,” Nolan said to parents in a letter. “Please be assured that the district takes any complaints against personnel seriously and is committed to fair and thorough investigations and resolutions of such matters.”

Rumors of the reason behind Minick’s suspension swirled recently but Nolan looked to put those to an end. 

“With Mr. Minnick’s consent, I am able to inform you that at this time, this matter does not involve any allegations of physical interactions,” Nolan said.

Minick served as band director at Cary High School since 2000.

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