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."   

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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 - 2014    (See 2013 Schedule)

Saturday, January 25, 2014, Oktoberfest in January Celebration, Western Way RV Resort, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Saturday, February 1, 2013, Tucson Czech-Slovak Club Pig Roast Party, 1 PM

Monday, March 17, Desert Springs, 2-3 PM

Sunday, March 30, 2014, Norm Fiero Private Party, Doubletree Hotel, 6:30-9:30 PM

Friday, May 9, 2014, Polish Dinner and Dance, St. Rita in the Desert Church, Vail, 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Sunday, June 1, 2014, "Heroes Sunday", Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Sonoita, 9:50 AM

Friday, July 4, 2014, Atria Valley Manor, Noon-1 PM

July 26, 2014, Vatra Celebration, Whitetail Campground, Mt. Lemmon, Time TBA

Friday, August 15, 2014, Atria Valley Manor for a "USO" Dance, 3-4 PM

Saturday, August 31, 2014, Beerfest at Maloney's on 4th Ave., 9-10 PM 

Friday and Saturday, September 5 - 6, 2014, Elks Oktoberfest, Sierra Vista, 6:00-10:00 PM each night

Thursday, September 17, 2014, Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain, Time TBA.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Broadway Proper, 4:30-5:30 PM

Friday, October 3, 2014, Country Club of La Cholla, 2:30 - 4 PM

Friday, October 3, 2014, Trail Dust Town, 6:30 - 9 PM

Saturday, October 4, 2014, Harolds Corral Oktoberfest, Cave Creek, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Sunday, October 5, 2014, Fellowship Square, 7-8 PM

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Casa Grande Main Street Oktoberfest, 5:30 - 8 PM 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Atria Valley Manor, Noon-1 PM

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, SaddleBrooke Oktoberfest, 5:30-8:30 PM

Thursday, October 9, 2014, Crossroads Care Center, 1:30-2:30 PM

Thursday, October 9, 2014, Oro Valley Marketplace at Century Theaters (SAACA event), 6-7:30 PM

Friday, October 10, 2014, Tucson Meet Yourself, City Hall Stage, 11 AM-Noon

Friday, October 10, 2014, Atria Bell Court Gardens, 4-6 PM

Saturday, October 11, 2014, Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake.  3-6 PM (See information)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Desert Springs, 2-3 PM

Friday, October 17, 2014, Rincon Country East RV Resort, 8989 E. Escalante Rd, 7-9 PM

Saturday, October 18, 2004, Baja Oktoberfest put on by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, Kino Stadium, 4-6 PM

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Fountains at La Cholla, 2:30 PM

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, "The Inn" at Fountains at La Cholla, 5:30 PM

Thursday, October 23, Far Horizons Tucson Village, Noon-2 PM (We play 12:30-2 PM)

Friday, October 24, 2014, Santa Catalina Villas, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 25, 2014, Atria Campana del Rio, 4-6 PM

Tuesday, October 28, Aces Senior Club at Ellie Towne Center, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM

Friday, October 31, 2014, Tucson Meadows MH Park, 6-7 PM (Event Canceled)

Thursday, November 13, 2014, Rincon Country West RV Resort, 7-9 PM

Performance Schedule - 2015

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

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

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

Friday, October 9, 2015, Santa Catalina Villas, 4-6 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        
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We just got back from performing at the  Tempe Town Lake Oktoberfest
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For bookings or more information about the Bouncing Czechs, please contact
John Prokop by email, or phone 520-529-2807