The 2012 Contest was held on Saturday 18th February at Lancaster University, and was adjudicated by Paul Andrews and Derek Broadbent. The contest was won by Brass United, which was a combined band from the Royal Northern College of Music and The University of Manchester. 

Total scores were calculated taking time penalties into account. In the event of a tie, music points were taken over entertainment points.
The full results are as follows:

18th February 2012 Lancaster


Other prizes were awarded by the adjudicators as follows