LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Students at the Youth Performing Arts School are practicing for a once in a lifetime performance.

The school's percussion ensemble will head to Chicago next week to perform at The Midwest Clinic, the largest music conference of its kind.

The group is the only percussion ensemble from Kentucky to ever be invited to the clinic.

You can see the ensemble for yourself this Thursday during a free concert at the school on South Second Street. That concert begins at 7 p.m.