Tri-Village News

School district seeking new band director after resignation


The Grandview Heights City School District is looking for a new band director following Justin Hennig's resignation.

Hennig will continue to lead the band program at the high school and Edison Intermediate/Middle School through the end of the current school year in conjunction with elementary music teacher Scott Heath, high school Principal Ken Chaffin said.

Hennig, who is in his first year as band director, submitted his letter of resignation earlier this month, Chaffin said.

The district will move quickly to fill Hennig's position, he said.

"Given the time of the year, a lot of people have already found positions for next year or won't be interested in seeking another job, so we want to move as fast as we can to find the right person," Chaffin said.

Interviews with candidates could begin as early as next week or the week of April 28, he said.

"We will be reaching out to parents and students to get their input on the qualities and characteristics they think we should look for in a band director," Chaffin said.

Despite the timing, Chaffin said he expects the Grandview position will lure a number of strong applicants because of the success of the high school and middle school band programs.