ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) - A local high school orchestra is headed to the Big Apple for a big competition.

The Kirkwood High School Symphonic Orchestra flew out of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Thursday morning to compete for the National Orchestra Cup trophy in New York City.

Kirkwood is one of just seven orchestras from around the country competing.

NewsChannel 5 was live at the airport on Today in St. Louis to see the orchestra off.

Click the video player above to watch the interview Scott Connell did with orchestra leader Patrick Jackson.

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