Chris Arpad to Perform at Pine Village

By Shelby Shaw

 Next week we will welcome a McPherson County native to campus – Chris Arpad! Chris is a steel drummer and will perform at the Wellness Center on August 2 at 2 p.m. While he now hales from Los Angeles, California, his parents, John and Elaine, live on campus!

Chris is best known for his solo steel drum performances which combine his own vocals and live steel pan with his custom instrumental and vocal backing tracks to create a full band sound. He began performing and managing the band Stainless Steel from 1986-1991, and since has continued performing steel drums as a soloist and various other band formats. During its hay day, Stainless Steel, toured and shared the stage with other performers such as Carlos Santana, Andy Narell, Sinbad, Stanley Jordan, Tower of Power, Bonnie Raitt, and Jeff Healey, just to name a few.

You can learn more about Chris at We’re excited to have Chris on campus sharing his musical talents and hope that you will join us too!

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