A versatile band with local connections will appear at major events in Cherokee this summer, including a Rodeo Dance, the Firemen's Dance and at the All School Reunion.
The Hundred Proof Band will be at Cherokee's 40th Rodeo Dance at the Cherokee Bowl's parking lot on Saturday, June 3. They will appear at Cherokee firemen's dance on Saturday, June 24 and will appear at Cherokee's All Class Reunion Dance at the VFW on Friday, June 30, part of the weekend of Sesquicentennial celebration.
The Hundred Proof Band started in 1991 as a three piece band and has grown into a five piece band. They play 50s thru 90s rock with a little country and blues.
Bad members include:
Kevin Borkowski, a graduate of the class of 1981 from Washington High School in Cherokee. He still calls Cherokee his home.
Kim Borkowski, Kevin's wife of 22 years runs sound and lights for the band.
Jason Borkowski, Kevin's brother, is a 1994 graduate from Washington High School who has been playing guitar since the 6th grade.
Larry Heschke graduated from high school in Fonda from in 1980 and from Buena Vista College in 1985. Before Hundred Proof, he was a founding member of the groups, Phoenix, Sneak Attack, Steppin' Out, and Charisma.
Dunker Ludwig graduated from Lake View-Auburn High School in 1984. He has been playing music since 1993. He and wife Sheryl have five kids.
Bruce Addison was born in 1952 and started playing in a family band at age 11. He started playing drums at 14. He also plays Sax and enjoys singing in Church. He started playing with Hundred Proof in 1997.