The Bouncing Czechs

The Bouncing Czechs - Tucson’s Polka Band - have been performing in the Tucson area for 22 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 
Steve Yool on Accordion 
Mike Burris 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.  
Map below shows location of Visitors in the past few years.

 2019 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE    (See 2018 Schedule)

  • Saturday, March 9, 2019, The International School of Tucson, 10:30-11 AM as part of their International Day.

Friday, March 15, 2019, The Forum - St Patrick's Day Music. 3-5 PM

Saturday, March 30, 2019, Norm Fierro Birthday Party, Viscount Hotel, 6:30-9 PM

Saturday. May 4. 2019, Polish Dinner Dance at St. Pius X Church, Cancelled

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Polka Party at the Fountains at La Cholla, 3-4 PM

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, Lee Monroe's 100th Birthday Party at CC of La Cholla, 2 -3 PM 

September 21 – October 13, 2019, Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley Oktoberfest (Trio)

Saturday, September 14, 2019, Oktoberfest at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 6:30 - 9 PM

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Broadway Proper, 2-4 PM

Friday, September 20, 2019, Knights of Columbus Council 5133 Oktoberfest, 6-9 PM

Saturday, September 21, 2019,  Del Webb Dove Mountain, 5-8 PM

Wednesday, September 25, Villa Hermosa, 4-5 PM

Thursday, September 26, 2019 La Posada in Green Valley, 4:30 - 7 PM

Friday-Saturday, September 27-28, 2019, Sierra Vista Elks Oktoberfest, 6-10 PM each evening

Sunday, September 29, 2019, Fellowship Square, 5:30-6:30 PM

Friday, October 4, 2019, 1st Friday Friends at Ascension Lutheran Church, 11-11:45 AM with Lunch

Friday, October 4, 2019, St. Alban’s Church Oktoberfest, 5:45 - 8 PM

Saturday, October 5, 2019, Trail Dust Town, 7-9 PM

Monday, October 7, 2019, Desert Diamond Casino, Sahuarita, 5-8 PM

Friday, October 11, 2019, Brookdale Santa Catalina, 4:30-6:30 PM

Friday, October 11, 2019, Tucson Meet Yourself, Noon - 12:45 PM

Saturday, October 12, Four Peaks Oktoberfest, Tempe, AZ, 2:30 - 5:30 PM

Thursday, October 17, 2019, Atria Campana Del Rio, 4-6 PM

Friday, October 18, Mountain View Retirement Village, 2-3 PM

Saturday, October 19, 2019, Sabino Springs Oktoberfest, 5:30-8:30 PM

Sunday, October 20, Sun City Oro Valley Oktoberfest, 1-4 PM

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Fountains at La Cholla, The Inn at 12:30 PM and the Town Center at 3 PM

Thursday, October 24, 2019, Atria Valley Manor, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Thursday, October 24, 2019, Atria Bell Court Gardens, 4:30-6:30 PM

Saturday, October 26, 2019, Casino del Sol, Noon - 3 PM

Saturday, October 26, 2019, St. Pius X Church Polish Dinner, 6-9 PM

Sunday, October 27, 2019. Highlands Mobile Home Estates, 6-8 PM

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, Voyager RV Park, 7-8 PM

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Wagons West RV Park, 7-8 PM

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, Desert Springs New Year's Eve, 7-8:30 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
Bouncing Czechs at Trail Dust Town October 3, 2014 

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         
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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 2016 Casino del Sol Oktoberfest