Zimmermann, Chas. A. (Charles A.), 1862-1916
Charles A. Zimmermann, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, served as director of the U.S. Naval Academy Band from 1887 until his death in 1916. Zimmermann’s association with the Naval Academy began at his birth in 1861 in Newport, Rhode Island. His father, Charles Z. Zimmermann, was a Naval Academy bandsman during the Academy’s temporary Civil War relocation to Newport. On July 1, 1882, Zimmermann became a member of the band as a third cornetist. He relieved Peter Schoff as bandmaster in 1887, making him, at age 26, the youngest ever to assume leadership of the Naval Academy Band. Source:usnad.edu.