The Bouncing Czechs

The Bouncing Czechs - Tucson’s Polka Band - have been performing in the Tucson area for 20 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 and Arleen Watkins on Accordion
Bob Kruse 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.
                            Performance Schedule - 2016  (SEE 2015 Schedule)

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

Friday, March 11, 2016, Western Way RV Resort, 9-11 AM 

Sunday, March 13, 2016, Fellowship Square, St. Patrick's Celebration, 6:30 -7:30 PM.

Thursday, March 17, 2016, Aces Senior Club, 11:30AM – 12:15 PM 

Thursday, March 17, 2016, Villa Hermosa, 2:00 – 3:00 PM 

Thursday, March 17, 2016, Campana del Rio, 4:30 – 6:30 PM 

Saturday, April 9, 2016, Fellowship Square for 99th Birthday,  7 PM

Saturday, June 4, 2016, Polish Dinner Dance, St.

Sunday, June 26,  2016, "Heroes Sunday", Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, Sonoita, 9:50 AM

Sunday, July 3, 2016,  Fellowship Square, Patriotic Program, 6:30-7:30 PM

Saturday, July 30, 2016 Vatra Celebration, Mt. Lemmon Whitetail Campground, Time TBA

Thursday, September 8, 2016, Oro Valley Concert Series (SAACA), Oro Valley Marketplace, 6 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, September 10, Tucson Premium Outlets Concert Series (SAACA), 5-8 PM

Friday, September 30, St. Odilia Catholic Church, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Sunday, October 2, 2016, Fellowship Square, 7- 8 PM

Monday, October 3, 2016, Country Club of La Cholla, 6-7 PM

Friday, October 7, 2016, Tucson Meet Yourself, Presidio Park Stage, Noon

Friday, October 7, 2016, Villa Hermosa, 3-4 PM

Friday, October 7, Trail Dust Town Oktoberfest, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Atria Valley Manor, Noon - 1 PM

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Atria Bell Court Gardens, 4-6 PM

Thursday, October 13, 2016, Desert Springs, 2 PM

Thursday, October 13, 2016, SaddleBrooke #1 Oktoberfest, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Friday, October 14, 2016, Brookdale Santa Catalina, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 15, 2016, Campana del Rio, 4-6 PM

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Broadway Proper, 4-6 PM

Thursday, October 20, 2016, Crossroads Care Center, 1:30 – 2:30 PM

Friday, October 21, 2016, Casino del Sol, 6 - 7 PM

Saturday, October 22, 2016, Casino del Sol, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Saturday, October 22, 2016, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, evening, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Sunday, October 23, Casino del Sol, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Fountains at La Cholla, 3 PM.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, Mountain View Retirement Village, 4-5 PM 

Saturday, October 29, 2016, Tucson Meadows Mobile Home Park, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Sunday, October 30, Ascension Lutheran Church, playing for 3 morning services and concert at 4 PM

Friday, November 11, 2016, Rincon Country RV West, 7 PM

Saturday, February 25, 2017, SKP  Saguaro RV Park, Benson, AZ, 7 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