"Les Compagnies Franches de la Marine du Canada"

re-enacted by The Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps from Lafayette Indiana

About Us

Events and Parades with a French Influence from the 1680’s to 1760’s

Historical events, parades, or intimate social events, The Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps (TAFDC) (or Tippy) vividly brings to life the history of the colonial French military presence in North America.  From their brightly colored uniforms to the spirited sounds of the fifes and drums, this group of talented performers lends an air of historic pageantry to every event.  We can provide a special historical French Colonial significance to your event.  Click here to Contact Us about how we can support your event!

Upcoming / Recent Events

Pendennis Club Louisville KY, Winter Court, Dec 6

Tippy concedes to entertain the invader English troops!

Bistro 501 Beaujolais Nouveau, Lafayette Indiana, Nov 15 2012 6:30 PM

Come join us for an evening of new wine and colonial music!


Join Us

 Music or Historical Enthusiastics

The Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps (Tippy) is a collection of talented individuals who share a passion for the French influence on North American culture.   The fifes, the drums and the guns combine to provide a cultural experience rarely seen.  Do you want to be part of this experience?  It is not easy.  Can you commit to learning intricate French music or drills?  Do you want to spend weekends traveling to historic locations? If so, please Click here to contact us about joining.