Bernie Sanders’ inauguration mittens

So by now, everyone has heard of Bernie Sanders sporting mittens at the Biden Harris inauguration, given to him by a school teacher. Tons of clever memes were created so I decided to put up here the versions without the background for you to use in your own memes and even as a Zoom virtual background

Bernie Sanders inauguration mittens Zoom virtual background:

Bernie Sanders inauguration mittens PNG file with transparency (with chair)

Bernie Sanders inauguration mittens PNG file with transparency (without chair)

Have fun!

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First NKU Philharmonic Concert

In 2016, I was lucky to be invited to the Northern Kentucky University Philharmonic Orchestra as a community member. Following is our first concert “Suite Strings”.

John Rutter: Suite for Strings – Mvt. 1. A-Roving

John Rutter: Suite for Strings – Mvt. 1. A-Roving. Performed by NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Amy Gillingham conducting, at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University on October 11th 2016. “Suite Strings” concert.

John Rutter: Suite for Strings – 2. I Have a Bonnet Trimmed With Blue.

John Rutter: Suite for Strings – 2. I Have a Bonnet Trimmed With Blue. Performed by NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Amy Gillingham conducting, at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University on October 11th 2016. “Suite Strings” concert.

John Rutter: Suite for Strings – 3. O Waly Waly

John Rutter: Suite for Strings – 3. O Waly Waly. Performed by NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Amy Gillingham conducting, at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University on October 11th 2016. “Suite Strings” concert.

John Rutter: Suite for Strings – 4. Dashing Away

John Rutter: Suite for Strings – 4. Dashing Away. Performed by NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Amy Gillingham conducting, at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University on October 11th, 2016. “Suite Strings” concert.

Jean Sibelius – Andante festivo

Jean Sibelius – Andante festivo. Performed by NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Amy Gillingham conducting, at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University on October 11th, 2016. “Suite Strings” concert.

Edward Elgar – Nimrod

Edward Elgar – Nimrod. Performed by NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Amy Gillingham conducting, at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University on October 11th, 2016. “Suite Strings” concert.

Gustav Holst – St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No.2 – Mvt. 1, “Jig: Vivace”

Gustav Holst – St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No.2 – Mvt. 1, “Jig: Vivace”. Performed by NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Amy Gillingham conducting, at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University on October 11th, 2016. “Suite Strings” concert.

Gustav Holst – St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No.2 – Mvt. 2, “Ostinato: Presto”

Gustav Holst – St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No.2 – Mvt. 2, “Ostinato: Presto”. Performed by NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Amy Gillingham conducting, at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University on October 11th, 2016. “Suite Strings” concert.

Gustav Holst – St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No.2 – Mvt. 3, “Intermezzo: Andante con moto”

Gustav Holst – St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No.2 – Mvt. 3, “Intermezzo: Andante con moto”. Performed by NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Amy Gillingham conducting, at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University on October 11th, 2016. “Suite Strings” concert.

Gustav Holst – St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No.2 – Mvt. 3, “Finale – Dargason: Allegro”

Gustav Holst – St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, No.2 – Mvt. 3, “Finale – Dargason: Allegro”. Performed by NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Amy Gillingham conducting, at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University on October 11th, 2016. “Suite Strings” concert.

The beginnings

In October 2013 I picked up a violin for the first time. Northern Kentucky University has this great program for beginner adults who would like to learn to play a string instrument. Violin always appealed to me for some reason, so I joined. within about a year, I was able to move to an intermediate level class.

In the summer of 2016, I joined a 6-week long Community Orchestra session, directed by James Ledbetter, and culminating in a concert shared below.

Astor Piazzolla : Oblivion

Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla performed by Northern Kentucky University Community Orchestra at NKU Greaves Hall on June 28 2016. Featuring special guest appearance by Amy Gillingham the Director of the NKU String Project and the Executive Director of the National String Project Consortium

Astor Piazzolla : Libertango

Libertango by Astor Piazzolla performed by Northern Kentucky University Community Orchestra at NKU Greaves Hall on June 28 2016

David R. Holsinger : On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss

On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss by David R. Holsinger, performed by Northern Kentucky University Community Orchestra at NKU Greaves Hall on June 28 2016

Johann Sebastian Bach : Brandenburg Concerto No 5

Brandenburg Concerto No 5 by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Northern Kentucky University Community Orchestra at NKU Greaves Hall on June 28 2016

Vaclav Nelhybel : Danza

Danza by Vaclav Nelhybel performed by Northern Kentucky University Community Orchestra at NKU Greaves Hall on June 28 2016