According to the Internet source given below, James Melville Fulton was born in Washington, Pennsylvania.. He studied cornet, violin, euphonium and tuba. Fulton became the conductor of the American Band in Waterbury CT in 1899 changing its name to the "Fulton American Band". He later left the band to his brother, Bert Fulton, in order to lead the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra..
He transcribed orchestral works for Band bringing him into contact with Victor Herbert
. His compositions include at least 233 known published works made up of 142+ Marches, 8 Overtures, 5 Polkas, 5 Schottisches, 4 Cakewalks, 4 Gallops, 22 Waltzes, and 43 other miscellaneous work
He died in Belmont, Massachusetts.
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