Denfeld History

Maroon and Gold Day

Maroon and Gold Day is celebrated on the Friday of homecoming week each fall at Denfeld. The school is divided up by classes, which decorate the school in maroon and gold. The competition for the class who wins the “Maroon and Gold Day Decorating Contest” is fierce.

Tuesday is “Coronation Day,” when the student body elects its homecoming king and queen.

On Maroon and Gold Day, virtually every student dresses up in maroon and gold. There’s a contest to see who can be the Maroon and Gold Day King and Queen, which translates into who has the most creative and/or outrageous wardrobe on.

Maroon and Gold Day started in the autumn of 1927. The Oracle noted: “A newly formed pep club organized maroon-and-gold flowers for students, maroon-and-gold canes for teachers, football emblems were everywhere and the team dressed in ‘D’ sweaters. Songs were sung at the assembly because it was Denfeld’s day.”

Four traditions were started that day: Maroon and Gold Day, locker decorations, football players wearing the colors and songs at assemblies.

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