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