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 - 2017   (SEE 2016 Schedule)

Friday, March 17, 2017, Mountainview Retirement Village, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Friday, March 17, 2017, The Forum, 4-6 PM

Sunday, March 19, 2017, Fellowship Square, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 8, 2017, Val's 100th Birthday Party at Fellowship Square, 7 PM

Saturday, April 15, 2017, Private Party - Neally, 5-7 PM

Saturday, June 3, 2017, Polish Dinner Dance, St. Pius X Church, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Saturday, September 9, 2017, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Oktoberfest 7-9 PM

September 23, 2017, Del Webb Dove Mountain, 5-8 PM

Thursday, October 5,, 2017, Villa Hermosa, 3:30 - 5 PM

Friday, October 6, 2017, Country Club of La Cholla, 3-4 PM

Saturday, October 7, 2017, Trail Dust Town Oktoberfest, 7-9 PM

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Desert Springs, 1:30-2:30 PM

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, SaddleBrooke HOA#1 Oktoberfest, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Thursday, October 12, 2017, Oro Valley Concert Series at Oro Valley Marketplace, 6PM TBA

Friday, October 13, 2017, Tucson Meet Yourself, City Hall Stage 1-1:45 PM

Friday, October 13, 2017, Brookdale Santa Catalina, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 14, 2017, Rincon Country Mobile Home Park, 7-9 PM

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4 Peaks Oktoberfest, Tempe Town Lake Park, 2:30 - 5:30 PM

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Broadway Proper, 3-5 PM

Thursday, October 19, 2017, Atria Valley Manor, Noon - 1 PM

Friday, October 20, 2017, Mountainview Retirement Village, 2-3 PM

Friday, October 20, 2017, Casino del Sol Oktoberfest, 7-9 PM

Saturday, October 21, 2017, Casino del Sol Oktoberfest, 12:30 - 4:30 PM

Saturday, October 21, 2017, St. Thomas the Apostle Church Oktoberfest, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2017, Atria Campana del Rio, Noon to 2 PM

Sunday, October 22, 2017, Highlands Mobile Home Estates, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Atria Bell Court Gardens, 4-6 PM

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, The Inn at Fountains at La Cholla, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Fountains at La Cholla, 3 - 4 PM

Saturday, October 28, 2017, Tucson Meadows Mobile Home Park, 7-9 PM

Sunday, October 29, 2017, Quail Creek Oktoberfest. 4-6:30 PM

Saturday, November 11, 2017, Rincon Country RV Resort East, Tentative

Sunday, December 31, 2017, Fellowship Square New Year's Celebration, 5:30 - 8:30 PM 

Thursday, January 25, 2018, Rincon Country RV Resort West   7-9 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