River Trail Middle School is located in northeastern Fulton County in Johns Creek, Georgia. The school
opened in 2001 and currently enrolls approximately 1150 students in grades 6-8. In 2007, River Trail was
named a No Child Left Behind National Blue Ribbon School, one of our country’s most prestigious honors
bestowed upon schools. River Trail was among eight public and two private schools in Georgia recognized.
The band program at River Trail is under the direction of Jennifer Compton Lambert. Currently, there are
285 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, the University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival, and the Music for All
National Festival. In 2012, the River Trail Bands received the Exemplary Performance Award from the Georgia
Music Educators Association.