Related Information for Academy IsThe Academy Is… was a rock band which formed in 2003 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The band’s longest lasting lineup consisted of William Beckett (vocals, guitar), Mike Carden (guitar, vocals), Michael Chislett (guitar, keyboards), Adam Siska (bass) and Andy Mrotek (drums). The band released three albums - “Almost Here” (2005), “Santi” (2007) and “Fast Times at Barrington High” (2008) - before disbanding in 2011, several months after Chisle. read more