The Bouncing Czechs

The Bouncing Czechs - Tucson’s Polka Band - have been performing in the Tucson area for 27 years, having been formed from within the Tucson Czech-Slovak Club.  The 5-piece band performs year-around throughout Arizona and are popular for playing music for Oktoberfests. We have performed at mobile home parks, Senior communities, Fraternal organizations, Tucson and Phoenix Area Arts Festivals, Arizona Casinos, Corporate events, private parties, and Tucson ethnic clubs.  We are experienced and accomplished musicians that love to play their music for Arizona audiences, donning Lederhosen costumes when Oktoberfest Season comes to Southern Arizona. Today the principal members are: 
John Prokop on Tuba (Leader)
Roxanna Baker on Accordion and Vocals 
Budd Malchus on Clarinet and Alto Saxophone
Scotty Welch on Trumpet/Flugelhorn and Vocals
Dan Duperre on Drums 
Mike Sanders on Drums
JR Prokop on Tuba

A complete list of groups for which we have performed can be seen by going to:  Performance History.  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 (
                                                   or phone 520-529-2807
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.  
Favorite Links

Musikmeisters Band

Tucson Czech-Slovak Club

River Road Ramblers Dixieland Band

Tucson Concert Band

Old Arizona Brass Band

Accordion Club of Tucson

More photos

History of the Polka
Map below shows location of Visitors in the past few years.
You can hear the music of the Bouncing Czechs.  Click here and go to our page with samples of our music.

 2024 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE   (See 2023 Schedule)

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

Saturday, January 13, 2024, Western Way RV Park, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

MM Trio - Thursday, March 14, 2023, Fairwinds Desert Point, Irish Music, 2 - 3  PM

Friday, March 15, 2024, Country Club of La Cholla, Irish Music, 2 - 4 PM

Thursday, March 21, 2014, All Seasons Oro Valley, Irish Music, 3 - 4 PM

Saturday, March 23, 2024 -  90th Birthday Party at the Ramada Inn on Broadway -  Evening TBA

MM Trio - Saturday, May 4, 2024. Meading Room May Day Celebration, Sonoita, 1 - 3 PM (Still TBA)

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - CPAC concert in Green Valley, 7- 9 PM

Sunday, September 15, 2024 - Frances de Sayles Church, 1 PM

MM Trio - Saturday, September 21, 2024 - Mt Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest, Noon - 4:30 PM

MM Trio - Sunday, September 22, 2024, Mt Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest, Noon - 4:30 PM

Wednesday, September 25, 2024 Broadway Proper, 2:30 - 3:30 PM

Thursday, September 26, 2024, The Forum of Tucson, 4 - 5 PM

Friday, September 27, 2024 - St Albans Oktoberfest, 5 PM

MM Trio - Saturday, September 28, 2024, Mt Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest, Noon - 4:30 PM

MM Trio - Sunday, September 29, 2024, Mt Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest, Noon - 4:30 PM

Monday, September 30, 2024, J W Marriott Desert Ridge (Phoenix), 6 - 9 PM (Tentative)

MM Trio - Saturday, October 6, 2024, Mt Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest, Noon - 4:30 PM

MM Trio - Sunday, October 7, 2024, Mt Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest, Noon - 4:30 PM

MM Trio - Saturday, October 12, 2024, Mt Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest, Noon - 4:30 PM

MM Trio - Sunday, October 13, 2024, Mt Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest, Noon - 4:30 PM

Friday, October 18, 2024, Our Lady of the Valley Church, Green Valley, 5 - 8 PM

Saturday, October 19, 2024 - Casa Grande Oktoberfest at Casa Grande Neon Sign Park, 5:30 - 9 PM 

For bookings or more information about the Bouncing Czechs, please contact
John Prokop by email,, or phone 520-529-2807
YouTube Videos
See Video of 2009 SaddleBrooke Oktoberfest
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
Bouncing Czechs at Trail Dust Town, Savoy Opera House,October 2019 
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. 

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
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We can also provide the music of the Musikmeisters
Western Way RV Resort Celebration of All Holidays - March 11, 2016
Bouncing Czechs at 2018 Casino del Sol Oktoberfest 
The Musikmeisters Trio will again be at the Mt Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest on Weekends in 2023 - September 23 through  October 15 from Noon to 4:30 PM on each Saturday and Sunday.  Hope to see you there!
We are looking for a second accordion player.  Please let me know if you are interested.  John