From Bourbonnais, Illinois, the Theatiki Fife & Drum Corps is dedicated to the preservation of the music of the 18th century. Formed in 2001 to commemorate the early French influence along the Theatiki (Kankakee) River. We celebrate our French and American history through the performance of ancient folk and martial music.
Although we do not portray any particular documented military affiliation, our authentic 18th century attire and instruments add both visual and musical appeal to our performances.
Using authentic wooden fifes and wooden rope tension drums, our music dates back to the French and Indian War through the American Revolution. We also play original compositions in the ancient style.
We provide escort to civic organizations & municipal dignitaries, perform flag raising ceremonies, parades, memorial services, school programs, and historical reenactments.
For information on performance fees, sponsorships, or becoming a member, please contact us.