It’s that time of year again. No, December doesn't just mean the beginning of the holiday season—but also the end of No Shave November. To better understand this annual tradition, we talked with Conor B. O’Herin '13 and John "Jack" E. Davison '14, members of the Harvard University Band who participated in a band-wide No Shave November competition, about how they braved last month in scruff.

Video by Michael E. Altman, Meredith C. Baker, Andrew J. Petschek, and Francis G. Thumpasery/The Harvard Crimson.