The band was started by Zbigniew Solak, a Poznan University of Technology student, as the National Dance Band in 1973. Since 1984, when Marzenna Biega?a-Howorska took over as manager, the band has been known as the Poznan University of Technology National Dance Band called „Poligrodzianie”. Now it is the oldest students´ folklore band in Pozna?. ”Poligrodzianie” can boast many gratitude and congratulation letters, e.g. the Minister of Culture´s Diploma for promoting Polish culture abroad, as well as an order of merit for services for the Region of Wielkopolska. For the last couple of years we have enjoyed many festival in Spain, Sweden, France, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Greece, Southern Ireland, Turkey, Poland, Canada, Bulgaria, South Korea, Croatia, Portugal, Mexico, Ukraine, Egypt, Estonia, Belgium, Brazil, Venezuela and many more.