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 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 - 2018   (SEE 2017 Schedule)

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

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 50th Anniversary party in Green Valley, 6-7:30 PM

Friday, March 16, 2018, The Forum, 3-5 PM

March 17, 2018, Mountainview Retirement Village, 2-3 PM

Saturday, March 17, 2018, Atria Campana del Rio, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Saturday, April 28, 2018, St. Pius X Catholic Church Polish Dinner, 6 PM to 8:30 PM

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Fountains at La Cholla, 3-4 PM

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Broadway Proper, 2-4 PM

Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, 2018, Sierra Vista Elks Oktoberfest, 6-10 PM each evening.

Sunday, September 30, 2018, Fellowship Square, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Monday, October 1, 2018. Country Club of La Cholla, 6-7 PM

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Villa Hermosa, 4-5 PM

Friday, October 5, 2018, Ascension Lutheran Church - First Friday Program, 11-11:45 AM

Friday, October 5, 2018, St. Albans Episcopal Church Oktoberfest, 6-8 PM

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Villa Hermosa, 4-5 PM

Saturday, October 6, 2018, Trail Dust Town, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, SaddleBrooke HOA #1 Oktoberfest, 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Thursday, October 11, 2018, Oro Valley Concert Series, SAACA, 6-7:30 TBA

Friday October 12, 2018, Tucson Meet Yourself, 1 PM at Stage located at Stone and Congress.

Friday, October 12, 2018, Brookdale Santa Catalina, 4:30-6:30 PM 

Saturday, October 13, 2018, Four Peaks Oktoberfest, Tempe, 3:00 - 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 14, 2018, Quail Creek, 5-8 PM

Wednesday, October 17, Desert Springs Retirement Community, 2-3 PM

Thursday, October 18, 2018, Atria Bell Court Garden, 4-6 PM

Friday, October 19, 2018, Mountainview Retirement Village, 2-3 PM

Saturday, October 20, 2018, Atria Campana del Rio, Noon to 2 PM

Saturday, October 20, 2018, Rincon Country Mobile Home Park, 7-9 PM

Sunday, October 21, 2018, Highlands Mobile Home Estates, 6:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, The Inn at the Fountains at La Cholla, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Fountains at La Cholla, 3-4 PM

Thursday, October 25, Tucson Meadows Mobile Home Park, 6-8 PM

Friday, October 26, 2018, Atria Valley Manor, Noon - 1 PM

Saturday, October 27, 2018, St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 6:30-9:30 PM

Sunday, October 28, 2018, Jon Henderson Birthday Party, Ventana Golf & Racquet Club, 3-6 PM

Monday, December 31, 2018, Fellowship Square New Year's Celebration, 5:30-8:30 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