The Bouncing Czechs

The Bouncing Czechs Band was formed 18 years ago by members of the Tucson Czech-Slovak Club.  The initial members were George Masa, Frank Prokop, John Prokop, Bill Kohut and Joe Malik.  The band initially played for club functions, but as they became more popular, played for other events in the city of Tucson.  Today the principal members are:
John Prokop on Tuba
Roxanna Baker on Accordion and Vocals
Budd Malchus on Clarinet and Alto Saxophone
Scotty Welch on Trumpet/Flugelhorn and Vocals
Dan Duperre on Drums
Steve Yool on Accordion
Ben Buette on Drums
JR Prokop on Tuba

The Bouncing Czechs have been popular for dancing and have played at mobile home parks, Senior communities, Fraternal organizations, Tucson and Phoenix Area Arts Festivals, Arizona Casinos, numerous private parties, and Tucson ethnic clubs. A complete list of groups for which we have performed can be seen by going to:  Performance History

The Bouncing Czechs perform throughout the year.   We are experienced and accomplished musicians that love to play our music for Southern Arizona audiences.   Please consider us when you are planning your event and, by all means, please come and hear us at one of our performances.  We will be happy to consider opportunities that require traveling outside of the Tucson area.

We also can perform as a Polka Trio we call the "Musikmeisters."   

                                                    Email John Prokop

We are located in Sunny Tucson, Arizona
The music of the Bouncing Czechs ranges from the traditional band music played in the Czech Republic and Slovakia - polkas and waltzes, as well as music of other central European countries, to the popular American music of the pre-Be Bop era.  The band has available an extensive library of Czech and Slovak and other Polka music, as well as the popular music of this country.  We have become very popular for Tucson area Oktoberfests, and even will dress in our Lederhosen and Dirndl costumes.  The Bouncing Czechs can put together a musical program for almost any occasion. 
Map below shows location of Visitors in the past few years.
                                     Performance Schedule - 2015   (SEE 2014 Schedule)

Saturday, January 24, 2015, Western Way RV Resort, Oktoberfest in January, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Satyrday, January 31, 2015, Rincon Country RV Resrt East, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Sunday, February 8, 2015, Tucson Czech-Slovak Pig Roast, afternoon

Saturday, March 14, 2015, Highlands Mobile Home Resort, 7 - 9 PM

Sunday, March 15, 2015, Scottsdale Arts Festival, 3:30 - 5:00 PM (See Festival Web Site)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Aces Senior Club, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Desert Springs Senior Community, 2 - 3 PM

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Campana del Rio, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Sunday, March 22, 2015, Oro Valley Meet Yourself, Location TBA, Noon - 1PM

Friday, April 24, 2015, Polish Dinner Dance at St. Ritas in the Desert (Vail), 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, 2015, Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Scottsdale, 3:15 - 4 PM each day

Sunday, May 31, 2015, "Heroes Sunday", Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Sonoita, 9:50 AM

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Casa Grande Main Street Oktoberfest, 5:30 - 8 PM

Friday, October 2, Villa Hermosa, 3:30 - 5PM

Friday, October 2, 2015, Trail Dust Town, 6:30 - 8:30 (Tentative)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Broadway Proper, 3 - 4 PM

Thursday, October 8, 2015, Oro Valley Marketplace (SAACA) by Century Theaters, 6 - 7:30 PM

Friday, October 9, Santa Catalina Villas, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 10, 2015, Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake, 3 - 6 PM

              Friday, October 9, 2015, Tucson Meet Yourself, (TBA)

Friday, October 9, 2015, Santa Catalina Villas, 4-6 PM

Friday, October 23, 2015, Trails West Oktoberfest, 6-8 PM

Saturday, January 23, 2016, Western Way RV Resort, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

For bookings or more information about the Bouncing Czechs, please contact
John Prokop by email, or phone 520-529-2807

Poster from Cocopah Casino Gig - Click on poster to see large version and photos from this Yuma event.
Bouncing Czechs in German Costume at Splendido in Oro Valley, AZ
Bouncing Czechs Performing at the Scottsdale Oktoberfest October 2012
Scottsdale Oktoberfest 2011
Bouncing Czechs at Trail Dust Town October 3, 2014 Odani Keiko Photo
We thank all of the organizations that selected the Bouncing Czechs for their events and we look forward to performing for you again in the future.  This Oktoberfest season has been the best one yet for our little band and we look forward to an even more successful 2015. 

Don't forget that we welcome the opportunity to consider events away from Tucson and Southern Arizona - and we are available year-around.

Budd                Roxanna                    Dan                John                   Scotty        
BC Band in Oktoberfest Look
We jexpect to be back at the Tempe Town Lake Oktoberfest
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