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  • River Trail Middle School Symphonic Band

    Jennifer Compton, Conductor


    River Trail Middle School, located in northeastern Fulton County in Johns Creek, Georgia, serves approximately 1100 students in grades 6-8.  The goal and mission of the faculty and staff focuses on leading students to their full potential through excellence in academics, arts, athletics, and service to the community.  River Trail is a top-ranked middle school within the district by and holds a 5-STAR School Climate rating with a 99.4 College and Career Readiness Performance Index.  In addition to a wide range of regional, state, and national placements for academic and club-sponsored events, River Trail consistently receives state and national honors and awards for its band and orchestra programs.

    The band program at River Trail is under the direction of Jennifer Compton Lambert.  Currently, there are 310 students in the band program. River Trail Band students participate in GMEA Solo and Ensemble, District V Honor Band, All State Band, MidFest at the University of Georgia, and the Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. The River Trail Bands have consistently earned superior ratings at GMEA District V Large Group Performance Evaluation. The River Trail Symphonic Band has performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference 2010, 2019, 2024, the University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival 2011, 2023, the Music for All National Festival 2013, and the Reinhardt University Middle School Honor Band Clinic 2018. In 2011 and 2018, the River Trail Symphonic Band received the Exemplary Performance Award from the Georgia Music Educators Association.