As a 5-year-old boy, Richard Lems started his music career with the youth Delta Band, but soon he took the step to junior Drum Corps Johan Friso where he got his love for drum corps at the percussion. He was drum major for the last 2 years as a member of Johan Friso. After that he became a show instructor with Johan Friso for several years and active at Juliana Drum & Bugle Corps. After a few years he spent the last 2 years of his Drum Corps career as a Drum major at Blue Spirit. Then his professional career took too much time and he said the Drum corps world farewell , but never from the heart.

After 11 years working at the Blokker holding in various managerial positions, he started at the start up Rituals cosmetics 12 years ago which has now become an international chain with more than 3000 outlets worldwide. Within Rituals, Richard is responsible for the shop image of Rituals and the worldwide expansion as Director Format & Design. This international experience and its past with Drum Corps is a good reason for DCE to add him to the advisory board of DCE. With his clear opinion and listening ear, he wants to help bringing his old hobby to a higher level by supporting DCE and its participating corps.